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16/05/2014 at 21:49

Hello Forum - can anyone tell me what this is? My friend was given it in a pot and it looks like a tree of some sort.  Its never flowered. Thanks in advance

 

 

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16/05/2014 at 22:06

I may be wrong (and often am) but it looks very much like beech.  Someone will be along soon to  tell you if it is.

18/05/2014 at 07:08

Bumping 

18/05/2014 at 07:14

Looks quite beech-y to me too Lesley but if we're wrong I'm sure someone will be along to give the right ID!

18/05/2014 at 07:33

I don't know what it is but I know a lot of things it isn't. 

It's not  beech.

A few more pics might help, the trunk, and a closer view of a branch please

18/05/2014 at 09:32

Ah well - wrong again. On reflection it would be a little strange to be given a beech tree in a pot as a gift.

18/05/2014 at 09:36

I want some more pics, I'm thinking it might be one of the willows, caprea maybe, though the leave look a bit thin.

18/05/2014 at 11:31
Looks almost like a cherry plum.
18/05/2014 at 11:50

Could be. I have a suspicion this is something not too desirable but I'll be pleased if I'm wrong

18/05/2014 at 12:31

It looks to me that it is something the birds have planted - probably a wild cherry...not worth keeping me thinks.

18/05/2014 at 19:43

Thanks all.  I've told my friend to give it the heave ho and plant a nice flowering shrub instead!

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