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Unknown tree

Close up of the leaves. It is probably about 8ft tall and quite spreading. It is supposed to be a small growing tree!



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I have this tree, it look very much like mine anyway. Could it be Acer Negundo Flamingo? Google it then press image, see if it is like yours. Please let me know.,

1 Jul, 2009

 

I though Acer Flamingo too Michaella when I saw the pic of the tree. The leaves also look very much like Cornus alba too (red barked dogwood).

1 Jul, 2009

 

Right you are! Yes, I thought so too! That is why I have asked Gee19 to Google it and see.

1 Jul, 2009

 

Must be a tree though, dont you think Michaella rather than a bush - the other pic certainly looks like a tree. I have some Acer Drummondii and they grow in the same sort of habit, just weird how the leaves look similar to dogwood.

1 Jul, 2009

 

Thanks, Michaela & Dawn. I have googled and it does look the same, although I don't know if my daughter's tree has the pinky tinge to the leaves. I'll mention the name to her - it may ring a bell, but then, it may not! They want to prune the tree as it is spreading and I've told them not to until I can find out if it will stand pruning. If it is the Acer, pruning doesn't seem to be a problem and can be done in Spring. Seems it can grow into quite a large tree.

1 Jul, 2009

 

Hi Gee, well my Acer platanoides 'Drummondii' can grow to over 30 feet, I think they are similar to the flamingo, but having said that we have had ours about 8 years and they've probably only grown a few feet since we set them - the acers are a nice tree :-)

2 Jul, 2009

 

I have emailed my daughter to see if her tree ever shows pink tinges but haven't had a response yet. I must admit I have never looked at it and thought 'that's an Acer'! Will keep you informed :)

2 Jul, 2009

 

OK Gee :-)

2 Jul, 2009

 

The bell has rung! Grateful thanks to you both, Dawn and Michaela. My daughter recognised the name vaguely (!) - she is just not into gardening. I will have a proper look at it next time I go down too. I have sent my daughter some care and pruning information. They have had the tree several years now. My daughter had a friend from schooldays who tragically died of breast cancer, leaving 3 children under 5 and the tree was given to them by her husband.

3 Jul, 2009

 

Aww, how nice although sad. I can see now why she wants to keep it in good condition.

3 Jul, 2009



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