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13/04/2014 at 19:48

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42310.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

Hi.

Can a any one tell me what sort of a birch tree this is. I have decided to have a birch in my garden and came across this one on my dog walk today and I love it. The bark looked beautiful in the sun and the blossom was so pretty. 

Mind you theres me calling it a birch when it may not be !

Thanks in advance

Sara x

13/04/2014 at 19:50

There's no photo Sara but anything with blossom isn't a birch, they have little catkins

13/04/2014 at 19:51

Here's another PIC of the bark

Sara x

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/42311.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

13/04/2014 at 19:51

Where was that photo when I looked first

One of the cherries I should think

13/04/2014 at 19:52

Hello Sara,

Not a birch with all that blossom.  Some kind of cherry or plum possibly.  You will get more ideas from other forum folks soon.  A very pretty tree though.

13/04/2014 at 19:52

Sorry nutcutlet, I could blame my computer but that would be a lie !! 

Oh, I thought it was a birch because of the bark. Hopefully with a picture someone could enlighten me. X

13/04/2014 at 19:53

Always blame the computer Sara I do

13/04/2014 at 20:04

The bark has a hint of the lovely rich cinnamon  colour of the Prunus serrula and the flowers are right, but they usually have much more colour in the trunk 

13/04/2014 at 20:33

I agree, almost certainly a cherry.  If you can get near enough to smell the blossom, cherries hardly ever have a noticeable scent but plums usually do smell 'flowery'.

13/04/2014 at 22:28

Thanks everyone, when I walk the dog up there next I will have a sniff ! 

Sara x

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