What is this "tree"?

(26 Posts)
EmpressTomatoKetchup Sun 10-Jul-16 11:28:59

I inherited lots a pots with various plants in them from the previous owner of my house I bought three years ago, I've replaced most of the plants in these pots with herbs. This was in the biggest, shiniest pot in the garden so have assumed it was something spectacular. Hmm, so far it's just produced these leaves, it just stands there like a big stick in a pot during the winter. What the hell is it?

traviata Sun 10-Jul-16 14:13:15

possibly a wisteria?

is it producing any long, questing shoots that look as they are trying to find something to cling onto?

PolterGoose Sun 10-Jul-16 14:28:14

It's not wisteria.

I think it might be plum/cherry/apple family.

EmpressTomatoKetchup Sun 10-Jul-16 15:13:24

Traviata nope, no shoots. Just these stubby little offshoots with these leaves.

PolterGoose Sun 10-Jul-16 15:34:40

Can you post a pic of the whole plant?

EmpressTomatoKetchup Sun 10-Jul-16 15:58:43

The tree has a jasmine growing over it mainly to disguise it it's about 10 foot tall, straight up and down with no freak branches, it just has these nubby bits where the leaves sprout from.

EmpressTomatoKetchup Sun 10-Jul-16 16:00:41

Another pic

PolterGoose Sun 10-Jul-16 16:11:28

Does it ever flower?

AverysillyoldHector Sun 10-Jul-16 16:14:06

Could it be a lilac?

cosmicglittergirl Sun 10-Jul-16 16:16:52

My first thought was cherry. Or hazel. Leaves look a bit smooth edged though.

EmpressTomatoKetchup Sun 10-Jul-16 16:46:47

No flowers. No fruit.

EmpressTomatoKetchup Sun 10-Jul-16 17:00:31

More pics.

wowfudge Mon 11-Jul-16 21:11:55

Can you take a photo from further back to show the whole thing?

EmpressTomatoKetchup Mon 11-Jul-16 21:16:16

It's covered in jasmine. I don't really want to cut it out as its about the flower .

EmpressTomatoKetchup Mon 11-Jul-16 21:26:23

Could it be an Ash? www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/visiting-woods/trees-woods-and-wildlife/british-trees/native-trees/ash/

SlipperyJack Mon 11-Jul-16 21:29:08

I think it's a walnut.

incogKNEEto Mon 11-Jul-16 21:32:43

I think it's a walnut too.

PolterGoose Mon 11-Jul-16 21:34:39

Here's ash and walnut.

The latest picture looks quite different to the OP picture!

PolterGoose Mon 11-Jul-16 21:35:16

Squirrels are buggers for 'planting' walnuts where they aren't wanted grin

SlipperyJack Mon 11-Jul-16 21:49:21

Yes, pic 1 and pics 2/3 look different!

tilder Mon 11-Jul-16 21:52:17

I don't think its a walnut. The leaves are too short. Am not sure the trunk looks too much like an ash but the leaves look more ash like. I think the buds look black too?

Am intrigued!

EmpressTomatoKetchup Mon 11-Jul-16 21:58:52

the leaves are more Ash than walnut, it has the black buds like an Ash. I think it's definetly an Ash.

I'm guessing Ash trees don't do too well in pots? I have a tiny garden so can't plant it out

TheMoreItSnows Mon 11-Jul-16 22:00:42

Tree surgeon husband confirms that it is an ash.

Mrsmorton Mon 11-Jul-16 22:02:11

Ooh, was just about to say ash. They're like weeds but apparently also about to make it onto the endangered list bcse of ash dieback.

tilder Mon 11-Jul-16 22:44:03

Ash grows like a weed. Will sprout when cut right down to the ground. Until you get ash die back wink. I wouldn't have one in a small garden.

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