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Tree identification please

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OhTheRoses Wed 29-Mar-17 21:40:58

It's a very pretty tree in and out of blossom but we haven't been able to identify it. We call it the pom pom tree. The blossom isn't fully out yet. Can anyone help please?

yamadori Wed 29-Mar-17 21:57:41

What a beautiful tree. Can you take a close-up of the flowers? Sometimes it isn't easy to identify things unless you can see the leaves closely as well though.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Wed 29-Mar-17 22:10:35

Is it this which has been shaped and trained?
www.deepdale-trees.co.uk/trees/2011/04-Amelanchier-lamarckii.html
www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/plants/plant_finder/plant_pages/41.shtml

I have one and it's lovely, blooming now. But it's hard to tell without a close up photo of the leaves and flowers.

OhTheRoses Wed 29-Mar-17 22:16:40

I don't think it's that Enrique. There's no notable extravagance of colour in the autumn and I don't recollect any berries.

The leaves aren't through yet but I'll try to get a close up at the weekend.

Thanks both.

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Thu 30-Mar-17 14:05:00

Yes, do if you can and we can have another think.

OhTheRoses Sun 02-Apr-17 21:38:30

I've had a closer look and I think it is this. I don't remember the berries but recalling how quickly the birds stripped the damsons that may be understandable. It is rather beautiful.

Thank you x

EnriqueTheRingBearingLizard Sun 02-Apr-17 22:11:27

The berries go from ours very quickly and it's of particular interest to Bullfinches, which we don't see often otherwise.

I just put the name of ours, but as well as Snowy Mespilus there are Juneberry and Serviceberry in the Amelanchier family, so maybe yours is one of those, similar, but not exactly the same?

Glad to have been of help smile

jelly10 Mon 03-Apr-17 08:34:09

We've just planted an amalanchier. The person we bought it from said the berries are edible but we had no chance of getting any because the birds love them!

yamadori Tue 04-Apr-17 19:00:15

We've just planted one as well - it is only small at the moment, but you can't go wrong if it only costs £2 bare-root from Morrisons grin

I've put it in a large pot to grow on a bit this year, and then it can go out in the ground in the autumn.

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