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22/06/2013 at 21:07

What is this tree?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26050.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

22/06/2013 at 22:13

The leaf look so familiar, but I really don't know ... How tall is it and does it flower? (I'm assuming the white flower belongs to something else ...)

22/06/2013 at 22:13

Looks like some  sort of cornus, (dogwood)

22/06/2013 at 22:20

I always think of them as pretty sticks!  I was heading along the lines of a common lime?

22/06/2013 at 22:35

i bought some kew seeds of some exotic euphorbia from T & M with yellow flowers. This was what I got. This was planted 3 yrs from a seedling. It's about 6ft tall with white flowers with fishy smell. Should I dig it up and bin it? It's in the middle of my raised bed.

22/06/2013 at 22:37

they're not all pretty sticks, some of them are pretty awful

I don't know what they're called but they seed about and sucker and you see them in council plantings

22/06/2013 at 22:39

It doesn't look like any euphorbia I've ever seen, but that means nothing. What are the flowers like?

22/06/2013 at 22:44

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/26052.jpg?width=395&height=295&mode=max

 

The flowers are like that of guilder rose. I will dig it up in autumn when it is dormant.

22/06/2013 at 22:45

I've never been impressed, even with the sticks, I have enough dead looking things without planting any.

Nut, is there the slightest chance that Franco's tree can be some sort of climbing hydrangea gone wrong?

22/06/2013 at 22:50

that flower looks like a dogwood flower.

they seed about. 

do a search for 'dogwood smell' fish is just one of the words mentioned

 

22/06/2013 at 22:55

Thanks. Does it grow very big?  It's going out of the door. Lol

22/06/2013 at 23:03

the root will be quite big by now but it's not a big tree.

I've got these that I pulled out of the gravel drive where I .used to work. I needed a quick row of something by the road.

I should have left them where they were to be driven over and finished off. 

22/06/2013 at 23:05

Nutcutlet, you really do know your stuff!  I see what you mean about the council planting now. I didn't know the roundabout type bushes were dogwood,  just the red sticks which are supposed to cheer us up in Winter - never occurred to me to wonder what they looked like with their clothes on!

Franco, some of the species are proper trees but they all seem a bit large to be in a raised bed anyway. I wonder what happened to your euphorbia?

22/06/2013 at 23:12

mine probably started with the council, the plantings were just round the corner from the drive I pulled them out of.  I cut them back to hedge height but some that were left for a few years shot up to about 12 feet.

i shall really have to work out what species it is. 

Plantfinder out and look at all the pics on line. I'll do that in daylight, easier on the eyes

22/06/2013 at 23:13

That was the only thing that germinated, and it got a lot of TLC as well. Unfortunately I was only  looking after a rogue plant .

22/06/2013 at 23:14

I tried doing that on line, but they're all so incredibly similar that I decided never to have any of them.  The whacking great ones in America look lovely with the blossom on though.

22/06/2013 at 23:17
franco6832 wrote (see)

That was the only thing that germinated, and it got a lot of TLC as well. Unfortunately I was only  looking after a rogue plant .

 

I've done that more than once franco

 

22/06/2013 at 23:23
Sara 4 wrote (see)

I tried doing that on line, but they're all so incredibly similar that I decided never to have any of them.  The whacking great ones in America look lovely with the blossom on though.

those coloured stemmed ones don't give trouble Sara and they are nice in winter. I like to go to a nursery or GC and choose the colours myself, or beg rooted down pieces from friends.

 

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