Talk

Advanced search

Help me ID a tree please?

(11 Posts)
Cathpot Sat 18-Feb-17 17:06:03

I am completely rubbish at trees and I don't know what this one is so I don't know if I need to do anything for it. Any ideas?

bookbook Sun 19-Feb-17 13:39:19

I thought to bump this for you Cath
Is it evergreen ? and how big are those berries?
I will hazard a guess at Blackthorn - Prunus Spinosa , but will probably be wrong grin

Cathpot Sun 19-Feb-17 13:45:03

Thanks! Yes it's evergreen , berries are about 1cm across. I'll go and look up blackthorn. Trunk is a very nice orange . I inherited 2 big beds stuffed full of all sorts of things and I'm just working through them tidying up and pruning etc as I go. It seems quite happy left to its own devices but it would be nice to know what it is.

GnomeDePlume Sun 19-Feb-17 13:53:36

Similar thoughts bookbook, blackthorn or possibly elder

GetWhatYouNeed Sun 19-Feb-17 14:11:44

It isn't blackthorn or elder as they are deciduous, looks like could be myrtle especially if it has an orange trunk.

Cathpot Sun 19-Feb-17 14:34:48

From another angle

bookbook Sun 19-Feb-17 14:38:48

Myrtle is a good call , does this help-
When crushed, myrtle leaves exude a soft eucalyptus aroma reminiscent of the Australian gum

Cathpot Sun 19-Feb-17 14:42:44

I just had a google of myrtles and I'm pretty sure it's Chilean myrtle - thank you!

bookbook Sun 19-Feb-17 14:44:25

The medal goes to GetWhatYouNeed smile

Cathpot Sun 19-Feb-17 14:46:44

And crushed the leaves and they smell lovely. Thanks all

LadyOfTheCanyon Sun 19-Feb-17 18:20:37

Traditional in wedding bouquets too! <fun fact>

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now