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Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:41

We had a very large old twisted hazel that  didn't bear nuts.

I blame it being planted in deep shade.

They get far better catkins in full sun....better fertilisation and nuts will follow.

Not What I Thought!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 10:44

There are 2 different Davidia.

Davidia involucrata and Davidia involucrata var vilmoriniana.

One has completely smooth leaves the other has hairy leaves.

Forget which way round it is.


We had a 15 year old specimen that flowered in the last 2 years.

I knew I recognised the leaf earlier just couldn't think why!

Not What I Thought!

Posted: 23/09/2013 at 08:58

Flowerchild is right!

Davidia involucrata it is.


Not What I Thought!

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 22:34

Definitely not Hazel or  Hornbeam.

All Viburnum have opposite leaves... so that rules that out.

I believe it is a Corylopsis. Possibly one such as Corylopsis spicata.

Wait a bit longer .. it should develop pale yellow flowers in the spring.

Evergreen Shrubs?

Posted: 22/09/2013 at 09:54

How about an evergreen Honeysuckle.....Lonicera Henryi?


Posted: 21/09/2013 at 23:34

Yes, the flower buds will start developing from now on...but will sit for the cold of winter, ready to open in the spring.

Have a look at Hazels... the male catkins are there already, waiting for spring.


Posted: 10/09/2013 at 22:29

Looks like Euphorbia peplus... common name Petty spurge.

Good id tips on link...

Should my honeysuckle look like this

Posted: 09/09/2013 at 12:44

I go with nutcutlet... Salix sp.

Notice the big  buds already .. waiting to burst open next spring.

acer care

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 21:03

I would recommend doing it once the leaves have dropped.... yet asap after that before soil gets too cold.

The tree will carry on growing new roots even without leaves on.

Water it  in... don't rely on rain too do  it.

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