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Dovefromabove


 


 A friend has asked what this tree is - I'm not brilliant at ornamental trees so please HELP!!! 

KEF

Soz Dove I'm no help.

Dovefromabove

Well you'd better make some mince pies then 

nutcutlet

one of the crab apples?

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Busy-Lizzie

I think it's a crab apple, note the word "think"!

nutcutlet

But I don't know really Bob. Just the shape of the fruit and likely roadside plantings

Busy-Lizzie

Oh, crossed with Nut, but we both think the same. Fruit can vary a lot from round to oval, red, orange to yellow and the end can be neat and apple like or messier and more star like as the one in the picture. It looks like an oldish, unpruned tree.

Dovefromabove

I was thinking crab apple but wasn't at all certain - thanks folks !

Berghill

Definitely one of the Malus persuasion. Only a few hundred to choose from!

artjak

Just realised, there is one of those opposite my house; it is stunning at this time of year. My first thought was some kind of crab apple.

Yes, definitely a Malus (crab apple).  Maybe an 'Evereste'?

Lion S

Might also be a Sorbus intermedia, Swedish Whitebeam?

nutcutlet

not an apple then.

Flowerchild's suggestion rises to the top

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Busy-Lizzie

Is that a nut inside the fruit? If so, think again! And I don't know.

Busy-Lizzie

The fruits of sorbus intermedia are a bit like rose hips and smaller than crab apples. I only have euros to compare, English money less familiar.

nutcutlet

Hawthorn are like that inside. Is it a relative of that?

Lion S

Any thorns on the branches, Dovefromabove? In that case my vote is for Crataegus mollis, Downy hawthorn. Crataegus pinnatifida is another possibility. Their fruit is almost as big as a crab apple's.

Salino

..I think you were right earlier with Swedish Whitebeam - Sorbus intermedia.

''S. intermedia was introduced to cultivation in 1789, and is now widely planted as an ornamental tree, especially in town streets and parks.''

..from Online Atlas of British and Irish street trees