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What's this tree?

Posted: 18/07/2013 at 10:53

Brill, thank you - I'm sure it is a Turkish hazel - same leaves and they do have the pointy tree shape and rough bark:

Thank you - that's cleared that up!

What's this tree?

Posted: 16/07/2013 at 23:01

Hi, can anyone tell me what this tree is? Is it a lime? The leaf edges (double toothed?) don't match any of the lime leaf pictures I can find, although the shape's similar. It also looks like a hazel tree leaf, but the tree's quite big with a single trunk and with a pointy shape so I don't think it can be hazel?

Sorry - I am a complete novice when it comes to trees so this is probably obvious to everyone! Thanks for any help!

Acer Palmatum - what size container

Posted: 16/05/2012 at 18:53

Wow, really helpful advice, thanks all!

Now that the tree has arrived and I can see how very small it is it's obvious that I can't plant it directly in the large planter yet - it would look ridiculous if nothing else!

So I shall pot it up in stages to make sure it's happily contained. Great idea to put the pot in the planter with some other things around the edge and gradually let the tree take over as I pot it up.

I'd also got a little confused over the differing types of compost suggested online, so I think I'll go with half ericaceous and half mp compost, and avoid tap water 'cause it's really hard down here.

Thank you!

Acer Palmatum - what size container

Posted: 13/05/2012 at 22:41


I've just bought a small (20-30cm) acer palmatum atropurpureum which I'll be planting in a container.

It's in a 9cm pot at the moment, and I'd like it to end up in a square wooden planter I have, about 1 ft deep by 1.5 ft across. Is that likely to be suitable for it, and can I plant it in there straight away or ought I to pot up in increments?

Thanks for any advice!

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What's this tree?

Tree ID wanted 
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Acer Palmatum - what size container

Not sure about pot size for young plant 
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Last Post: 16/05/2012 at 18:53
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