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Does anyone know the name of this tree?

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longwayoff Fri 18-Oct-19 18:32:32

These trees are popular with local authorities, I've seen them in various carparks and along occasional roadsides. They look pretty ordinary for most of the year but in Autumn they become stunners as their leaves change colour, yellow, orange red, maroon. Are they a type of willow? They're not British, I cant find it on a tree app, experts of mumsnet, someone will know.

longwayoff Fri 18-Oct-19 18:34:51

Photo fail

SamBeckettslastleap Fri 18-Oct-19 18:39:14

That is a gorgeous tree, they don't plant them near me. I'm going to guess an Acer but would love someone who knows to correct or confirm.

benadrylcucumberpatch Fri 18-Oct-19 18:51:05

White willow possibly? What colour are the underside of the leaves?

longwayoff Fri 18-Oct-19 20:03:47

Thanks sambeckett, not an Acer. Thought could be a White Willow, benadryl, but WW leaves yellow in Autumn. This tree is as lovely as a maple in its colour changes and goes through its full spectrum every year. And every year I notice them and wonder what they are. This particular one is about 20 miles away so I cant look at the leaves for a few days.

5zeds Fri 18-Oct-19 20:06:36

Roman? Though the leaves look a bit spiky. Does it have red berries?

5zeds Fri 18-Oct-19 20:07:05


FredaFrogspawn Fri 18-Oct-19 20:08:12

Not to wan. I’d say acer too.

FredaFrogspawn Fri 18-Oct-19 20:08:24


longwayoff Fri 18-Oct-19 20:14:58

Thanks Freda, not Rowan; no noticeable flowers and no berries.

5zeds Fri 18-Oct-19 20:16:45

Looks more willow, than acer, zoom in.

Wavingwhiledrowning Fri 18-Oct-19 20:20:41

Narrow leaf Ash?

Slightaggrandising Fri 18-Oct-19 20:21:36

We have one near us and I often wonder what it is. I'm certain it's not an acer.

Slightaggrandising Fri 18-Oct-19 20:22:01

@Wavingwhiledrowning it does look a bit ash like

longwayoff Fri 18-Oct-19 21:07:14

@Waving thank you! At last, that's it, definitely. Thanks very much. Native to Southern Europe and Africa. I'm so happysmile. Thanks again to everyone.

NotMaryWhitehouse Sat 19-Oct-19 06:32:26

@longwayoff they're amazing aren't they? All shimmery at the moment - my friends son said yesterday they looked 'fuzzy' and I knew exactly what he meant!

longwayoff Sat 19-Oct-19 06:43:04

Yes, @NotMary, I'm thrilled to put a name to them after all these years of wondering. I've never met anyone who could name them. They are beauties.

Slightaggrandising Sat 19-Oct-19 07:07:16

I've just ordered one!! I love them

longwayoff Sat 19-Oct-19 10:40:23

Hi @Slight, lovely. On further googling, the ones we see are likely to be variety Rayburn aka Claret Ash, possibly the one to ask for from supplier. Enjoy, may you have many years together.

SamBeckettslastleap Sat 19-Oct-19 16:04:53

Thanks for that, will look at getting one.

Bilngismything Thu 24-Oct-19 19:08:51

I have no idea about the tree but recognised the photo as being in Alton!

longwayoff Thu 24-Oct-19 20:29:29

Ha! Well spotted bling. Nice trees you have there. Like the Redwoods in Lady Place too.

Bilngismything Thu 24-Oct-19 21:29:48


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