Posted: 16/06/2012 at 20:22
This looks very like the one I've inherited on my allotment which I'm trying to identify. It grew a few spiky but smooth catkin-type things in the spring, about 4 cm long, which disappeared. It doesn't seem to get any flowers or fruits otherwise, but the lady who had the allotment before me was very fond of fruit trees. If it's not likely to do anything I'd rather get rid of it, it's already about 8 feet high. I cut it back quite hard in early spring, and it's grown back like mad.