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19/07/2014 at 08:36

Anyone any idea what this might be? It is a small tree/large shrub and has these strange gnarled looking 'fruit' all on it?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52986.jpg?width=354&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/52987.jpg?width=333&height=350&mode=max

 

19/07/2014 at 08:40
It looks a little like my chestnut, have you cut open a fruit?
19/07/2014 at 09:01

No, wasn't sure quite what to do with it!

19/07/2014 at 09:06

The leaves look more like a magnolia. Did it have flowers on earlier on in the year?

19/07/2014 at 13:20

I also think the foliage looks like Magnolia. None of my Magnolias have ever set fruit so I have no idea what they look like. Try "googling" Magnolia fruit to look at what they look like.

19/07/2014 at 13:24

That is a Magnolia. I suspect when the fruit casings go brown, and pop, the seeds inside will be a startling red....

 

But as to variety....

 

It sounds as if you have just moved house and not seen the shrub in flower?

 

Hah... wait until early spring. Breathtaking!

19/07/2014 at 15:50

It's a magnolia and looks the same as this one:

http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/node/201

http://www.smith.edu/gardens/bgilib/web/imageFrameset.php?latin_name=Magnolia+stellata+%27Rosea%27&cat=3

 

Magnolia stellata 'Rosea'

 

19/07/2014 at 16:20

Thank you very much - we moved here in April and it was heavily buried under roses, nettles and geraniums, so certainly didn't see it in flower! Something to look forward to next year. Thanks again.

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