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Tree ID please

Postby Diane » Tue May 28, 2019 12:34 pm

We went for a wander around the local landowners estate on Sunday - and I spotted this rather attractive shrub/tree with dangly bits. Now I can't seem to find it in any of our books and wondered if anyone here is a tree expert (or has a better book). Plantsnap wasn't much help either or any of the tree apps I've been looking on.

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Re: Tree ID please

Postby Monika » Tue May 28, 2019 6:57 pm

Presumably, the 'dangly bits', are buds, Diane? Might it be easier to identify once they are open?
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Re: Tree ID please

Postby sally wright » Tue May 28, 2019 11:10 pm

Dear Diane,
I am pretty sure that this is a Styrax japonicus aka the Japanese snowball tree. Rather handsome shrub/small tree; widely available in several cultivars. It took all evening for the name to pop into the old noggin.
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Re: Tree ID please

Postby Diane » Wed May 29, 2019 9:26 am

That's fantastic, Sally. Thank you. It does look exactly like a Styrax. Much appreciated.
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Re: Tree ID please

Postby robo » Wed May 29, 2019 12:49 pm

I think we are very lucky to have Sally as one of our members on this site ,any problems members have when most posters are stuck for answers Sally always comes good ,thank you Sally for putting up with us mere mortals
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Re: Tree ID please

Postby Diane » Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm

I agree. I had even contacted the head forester in charge and he didn't know what it was.
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Re: Tree ID please

Postby sally wright » Wed May 29, 2019 6:22 pm

Aw shucks; you're making me blush now.
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