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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:13 pm    Post subject: Help with identifying 3 unknown Trees Reply with quote

Hi Folks.
Only started getting into Gardening recently and my first post here. I have spent the past year digging and rotovating the garden and now thankfully I'm finally ready to start planting. Anyway there are a few trees I was hoping ye might be able to help identify for me. Dont think they should be too hard.
I have better photos of each and close ups as well in case photos are not clear.
Thanks a mill Dave



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2012 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Salix babylonica. Common name Weeping willow.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Salix%C2%A0babylonica&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=V8aVT7enOoHX0QWxr9H6AQ&biw=1280&bih=647&sei=W8aVT7erMIST0QWb7aTxAQ

2. Need to see close up.
May be Taxus baccata fastigiata. Common name fastigiate Irish yew.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Salix%C2%A0babylonica&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=V8aVT7enOoHX0QWxr9H6AQ&biw=1280&bih=647&sei=W8aVT7erMIST0QWb7aTxAQ#um=1&hl=en&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=taxus+baccata+fastigiata&oq=taxus+baccata+fastigiata&aq=0&aqi=g4g-S2g-mS1&aql=&gs_nf=1&gs_l=img.1.0.0l4j0i24l2j0i5i24.105743.119838.0.121976.39.31.0.6.6.4.130.1672.21j2.25.0.vAmgvPQ-4UQ&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=dc838e1525a76071&biw=1280&bih=647

3. Possibly Malus sp.Common name apple/ crab apple.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1.Salix babylonica
2. Taxus baccata fastigiata
3.Need better pic looks like Malus
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey

Thanks a million for the replies. I have included two closer up pictures of the second and third trees. Might help confirm them.

Currently trying to choose a feature tree for the garden. I dont mind it going tall enough but the garden is too small for a tree that will have a wide spread.
Currently looking at Amelanchier, amur maple, eastern redbud, flowering dogwood.

I have planted a flowering cherry in the back garden and a small Hawthorn in the front. Both of which won't spread too tall or too wide. So have room for one more tree out the back. And then maybe a confier like the Taxus for some green during the winter. Any other suggestions ?



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you.
Yes, Irish yew.

Still think Malus.

I would suggest you visit lots of parks and gardens to see what you like.

Sorbus are maybe a good choice. Flowers in spring, berries in late summer.
Berries can be red, orange, pink, white or yellow depending on sp.

Malus also good. Flowers in spring. Crab apples later on. Malus x robusta Red Sentinel is a good one as the fruits stay on through the winter.

Amelanchier are lovely for flowers and autumn leaf colour. get one with a single trunk such as Amelanchier x grandiflora Ballerina.
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