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Ruby
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Identify this tree please Reply with quote

Our neighbours have been growing these trees so now we are too. I would like to know what they are if anyone could help.

While I like the look of them, they have sprouted up in some awkward places. Hopefully I could move them or at the very least keep them clipped and tidy.

Thanks.



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Portuguese laurel (Prunus lusitanica)
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic to know. Thank you
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I examined the trees today. They seem to be runners from the main tree - is that normal for p. laurel and is there any hope of digging them up and replanting them elsewhere?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 17, 2012 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the top picture is Elaeagnus pungens aureomaculata but it has reverted back to the natural green form. Are the stems covered in brown hairs and is the underside of leaf a pale green colour? I dont know what the second picture is but looks like a Prunus.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2012 4:12 pm    Post subject: I think I have this tree, several of them. Reply with quote

I have Himalayan Alders in my big tree labyrinth in my garden. Their leaves and bark match you pictures exactly, but the buds on the twigs do not. At the moment the branch twigs are abundant in maroon coloured catkins. I bought my Himilayan Alders 4 years ago from Future Forests near Bantry, Kerry. All tree plants I have bought from them have lived well, much better than plants bought locally.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My experience of Laurel is that it spreads, and spreads, and keeps going as long as it's allowed. Unless you have a garden big enough to accomodate it I'd suggest cutting it back. Too much of anything isn't good for the eye, imo. Wink
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