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By Strude

Tyne And Wear, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, I'm after help in identifying a plant which is growing at the side of my house close to a wall. Not sure whether to remove it. It also has black spots on all the leaves, so it may have a disease anyway. I have taken a photo of one of the leaves. Thanks




looks like a sycamore leaf to me, cant say for sure as can't see the whole plant.

8 Sep, 2013


Looks like a Sycamore leaf with tar spot (a fungus called Rhytisma acerinum).

8 Sep, 2013


It looks rather like a young sycamore tree, in which case it does get those black spots, is too big for a small garden and much too big to be near a fence. A photo of the whole plant would make identification easier though as it may be something quite different.

8 Sep, 2013


Agree looks like a sycamore - in which case need removing.

8 Sep, 2013


It can be nothing but a Sycamore tree, grows very big and should be removed.

8 Sep, 2013


Not only does it grow big it will almost certainly drip honeydew on everything within range. Get rid of it before it gets hold!

8 Sep, 2013


And once it starts producing seed, you will have to pull them up every year, Derek.

9 Sep, 2013


Ok, Thanks everyone, I'll take the advice and dig it up, before it gets too big.

10 Sep, 2013


good luck!

10 Sep, 2013

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