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Juniper ID

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:59

It is a species of Abies, the Silver firs. Picea, the Spruces have drooping cones, these cones are upright. Cedrus also have upright cones but bear their needles in rosettes like a Larch. With it bearing cones on a plant just 8ft high my guess would be Abies koreana as most other species do not bear cones till much bigger. I hope it is A.koreana as it the smallest and  slowest growing of Abies, in fact the only wanted suited to a garden in the long term. To confirm it is Abies not Picea pull one of the needles off. On Abies the needle will rip off a little bark, on Picea the needle comes of leaving a little protruding "peg".

Trees in trouble!

Posted: 26/09/2016 at 12:42

I wonder if your Sorbus has been infected by Fireblight. It is a bacterial disease that affects Sorbus [ also cotoneaster, crataegus and Pyracantha ] and causes rapid death. There is no cure and all parts othe plant above ground need to be disposed of.

Ornamental trees

Posted: 14/09/2016 at 12:50

Sorbus cashmiriana is much smaller than other Rowans when mature. Flowers are pink rather than the usual white, but it best point are large wwhite berries that usually stay on all winter.

Unidentified tree

Posted: 11/09/2016 at 21:48

Have you seen any flowers or fruit at all? They would help a lot in identifying it. Thinking it might be one of the large leaved species of Magnolia.

Identity help needed please!

Posted: 10/09/2016 at 09:17

Could it be an Eleagnus? It's the young shoots that make me think of that plant.

Plant ID

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 13:37

Maybe your now berry free spike is from an Arum such as Lords and Ladies.

Fruit Trees from seed (of the more exotic form)

Posted: 24/08/2016 at 13:09

have you tried germinating a pomegrnate seed? Might succeed in a sheltered garden in London.

Plant ID

Posted: 23/08/2016 at 13:16

I think the Hypericum might be Hypericum "Elstead". H."Hidcote" is usually a poor fruiter.

Blueberry shrub

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 13:12

I grow Bluecrop, Brigita Blue, Blue Jay and Herbert. The first three all crop quite heavily, probably Bluecrop is heaviest. Herbert has less fruit but is the sweetest and best flavoured.

Tree seed indentification

Posted: 18/08/2016 at 12:38

Definitely Birch, probably one of the two native species, Betula pendula or B.pubescens.

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