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Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:43

I grow several Pieris sp and named cultivars.

 But would not begin to guess which this one is.

All are beautiful!

Some are easier eg Pieris japonica Little Heath and Pieris japonica Little Heath Green ...as they are dwarf ones with tiny leaves.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=3829

 

Some with red flowers ... you can say that MIGHT  be x or y.

But just green leaves and white flower... "No way Jose."

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:19

Can you tell the difference between Pieris japonica Mountain Fire and Pieris japonica Taiwanensis from one small photo?

 

http://www.gardenworldimages.com/Details.aspx?ID=62281&TypeID=1

 

 

 

There are several Pieris.

Most have green leaves and pendulous small white flowers in spring.

You need an expert in Botany, with an magnifying glass, id key, and  the plant  infront of them to say for sure which one it is.

Which is why I say Pieris sp and am not even attempting to say which one, as it would be a complete guess.

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 18:04

Pieris japonica Mountain Fire is another with red new leaves.

No sign of that in picture.

I  would not like to guess which Pieris it is from one small picture.

 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=5682

Plant identification please

Posted: 18/04/2013 at 16:50

I agree this is Pieris sp.

However, it does not look right for Pieris Forest Flame as this usually has the red new leaves which I would expect to see.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pieris+forest+flame&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=nxVwUYj6BMKM0AWH3IHoBA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 13:19

Quote..".don't really agree with all the above, sorry peeps but have strong evidence to suggest Acers can be happily maintained in full sun .... even south facing."

 

We grow many hundreds of Acers.

I agree they can be very happy in full sun.

But not wind

Advice on an acer palmatum

Posted: 17/04/2013 at 09:09

Acer + wind = disaster.

I recommend a complete rethink.

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:12

Glad to help.

1st cut the straight bits off... right down at ground level.ASAP.

Difficult to be sure if it is a sep plant ./OR all one.

Twisted hazel are often grafted on to the roots of ordinary hazel.

You have done well to get so many lovely catkins.

It is an ugly shrub/tree in summer with sick, ill twisted looking leaves.

Fab in mid winter with the beautiful tracery of the twigs.

If you have any more questions please add a picture... it really helps with id.

Twisted Willow

Posted: 12/04/2013 at 17:06

Please can you add a pic to this thread.

From your description it sounds like Corylus avellana contorta... a twisted Hazel.

 

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Corylus+avellana+contorta...&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&oe=utf8&rlz=&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=PTFoUd-JNsWY1AWr_ID4Cw&biw=1280&bih=583&sei=QTFoUeKoFsO-0QW_joCIDg

It is prone to sucker from the graft below ground level.

All straight growth from below ground, must be removed or you will have a plain Corylus avellana. An ordinary  Hazel tree. See this pic which shows suckers....

 

http://www.ppdl.purdue.edu/PPDL/images/contortedfilbert.jpg

Identification of Tree!!

Posted: 11/04/2013 at 17:11

blackest.. the link you give is to a stock photo.

Professional photographers advertise their pics on different sites in the hope people will buy them for magazines /cards etc. to earn them money

 

They see a pretty tree with blossom and just add a name ... such as "beautiful japanese cherry."

However, very often the labels are vague.

Certainly you cannot trust it as botanically accurate.

 

Prunus cerasifera  nigra often has red leaves in summer.

 

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Prunus+cerasifera.&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=xeBmUfrOGOev0QXUxoCwBg&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1255&bih=555

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