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30/12/2013 at 17:03

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

30/12/2013 at 17:09

Soz Dove I'm no help.

30/12/2013 at 17:10

Well you'd better make some mince pies then 

30/12/2013 at 17:21

Bet nut knows!

30/12/2013 at 17:24

one of the crab apples?

30/12/2013 at 17:25

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

30/12/2013 at 17:26

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

30/12/2013 at 17:32

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.

30/12/2013 at 17:35

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

30/12/2013 at 17:55

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

30/12/2013 at 18:44

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.

30/12/2013 at 20:33

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

31/12/2013 at 15:51

Might also be a Sorbus intermedia, Swedish Whitebeam?

31/12/2013 at 16:28

 A pic of the inside of the fruit.

31/12/2013 at 16:57

not an apple then.

Flowerchild's suggestion rises to the top

31/12/2013 at 16:58

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

31/12/2013 at 17:05

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.

31/12/2013 at 17:10

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

01/01/2014 at 10:33

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.

01/01/2014 at 11:54

..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

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