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PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 10:17 pm    Post subject: what is this tree? Reply with quote

I saw trees in a shopping centre park

It is decidious or at least bare now.
The branches start about 4/5 feet up.
The brances at an angle but in straight line not gnarly or twisted.
Braches very close together.
The branches sort of come to a point at top, almost like the whole branch area is a bit rugby ball shape.I hope that make s sense
It looks good for cover/privacy even when bare as the branches are so close together it is difficult tosee through them

Anyone know what it is?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

banner, would it be possible to post a photo?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aine wrote:
banner, would it be possible to post a photo?
http://www3.picturepush.com/photo/a/5344511/640/5344511.jpg
too big to upload here. was somewhat mistaken re description sorry
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks like a fastigiate beech. Fagus sylvatics "Dawyck". It is a random mutation that causes the growth pattern, and is available in both green and purple forms. It does become large in time- 15 at twenty years of age, and up to 25m at maturity.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly upright hornbeam as well... Carpinus betulus "Fastigiata"


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one?
http://www.johnstowngardencentre.ie/fagus-sylvatica-dawyck-purple-copper-beech/fagus_dawyck_purplepd.aspx
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2011 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

James Kilkelly, was GPI. wrote:
Possibly upright hornbeam as well... Carpinus betulus "Fastigiata"

yes it is upright hornbeam. Found one in a garden cente and took a leaf and compared with the leaf on this. Am I right they are not fast growing?

They also had some nice silver birch which i would like to plant. But the location has moss. What should I do. Dig out moss or treat it with some mosskiller. Moss is in front of a wall which is maybe 6 feet high
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