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13/04/2014 at 21:44


Hi all

Does anyone know what tree this is? Just curious... the flowers are really nice

Thank you

13/04/2014 at 21:50

One of the flowering cherries from the looks of it 

13/04/2014 at 21:55

Thanks Dovefromabove I had no idea... I'm no good with trees .

Can I take cuttings from this?

13/04/2014 at 21:58

You can try but they're usually grafted.

Nice single flowers, you should get some cherries (edible or not) let some ripen and you can grow from seed

13/04/2014 at 21:59

Yes, Cherry, possibly wild Cherry. You can take cuttings quite easily. Best is to cut off a branch close to the trunk and stick that in the ground where you want it - do that in Oct/Nov and it should root by April and grow away.

I rooted some 3 years ago and gave them to next door. They are now 6ft plus and thickening out now.

13/04/2014 at 22:07

Thank you I'll try that x

13/04/2014 at 22:23

I think it is wild cherry blairs... I've just had a look through some images on google and they look identical to the picture of mine!

13/04/2014 at 23:27

Perhaps if I may.  For members to attempt to identify trees.  I agree, not always the easiest of tasks.  However.  Firstly identify the season. For instance.  Winter- Spring.  The hedgerows are often colourful.  The most predominant is the blackthorne.  Then we come into spring.  Whether we live in towns or country.  Most public authorities do a grand job of roadside plantings.  The majority of spring flowering trees are prunus.  The cherry family.  OK.  There are some acers that show flowers before leaves, these are mainly the red leaved varieties.  A little wile later in the season.  The almond will come into flower.  Stranly the malus, the crab apple tends at time to infiltrate most seasons.   I am sure fellow gardeners can add to this list.

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