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What is this bush/tree/plant?

Discussion in 'suburban75' started by mrs quoad, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    It's a Cedar, isn't it?
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  2. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    Yes you're right. I Googled that first and only saw the cone shaped cedars. Just did it again and saw these Cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani), ta.
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  3. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Cautiously impulsive

    Cedar of Lebanon ringo?

    Edit: snap, oops didn't notice next page
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  4. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I guess I should have been more specific but it's what I tend to think of as a "cedar tree" even though I know there are other types.
  5. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    They are magnificent trees but need a lot of space when fully mature.

    There's one in the High Street here which is pretty impressive.


    In the winter it looks equally as good

  6. ringo

    ringo Macaroni cheese controller

    I love them. I just bought a 7cm one off Ebay to try and Bonsai as I don't think I'll ever be anywhere I can plant one :)
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  7. Sirena

    Sirena Don't monkey with the buzzsaw

    If you ever prune or lop them, the wood burns with a lovely smell. It was considered to be very magickal as a consituent of the Fires of Azrael.
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  8. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    Any idea what this fungus is? It's growing around the base of a dead bush. Each one is probably no taller than 10cm.

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  9. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    dead man's fingers :)

    EDIT:- not quite - related species.

    Xylaria hypoxylon - Wikipedia

    Xylaria hypoxylon is a species of fungus in the genus Xylaria. It is known by a variety of common names, such as the candlestick fungus, the candlesnuff fungus, carbon antlers,[1] or the stag's horn fungus.[2] The fruit bodies, characterized by erect, elongated black branches with whitened tips, typically grow in clusters on decaying hardwood. The fungus can cause a root rot in hawthorn and gooseberry plants.[3]

    Xylaria - Google Search
    Last edited: Sep 13, 2017
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  10. Callie

    Callie Pivoting

    They have drippy cones in summer though IMG_20170716_141637496.jpg
  11. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    I've had a look online and it looks more like Ramaria stricta, Upright Coral fungus to me.

  12. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    Sadly not edible either ...
  13. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    Anyone able to identify this tree? Red/orange berries during winter, currently about 4-5m tall.


    (Ignore the leaves top right and bottom left as they're from other plants)
  14. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    Sorry I can't help you with that - any idea what the flowers looked like ?

    I think I found my first edible mushroom today - possibly a birch bolete - the stem didn't turn blue when I nicked it.
    I left it in place because there was only one and looked so pretty and and it looked past its best in any case.

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  15. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    I think they're tiny white blossom, a bit like elderflower
  16. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    Viburnum lantana - Google Search ?

    I only know of the name "wayfaring tree" thanks to a flower fairy poster I used to have :)

    We had a similar viburnum upthread that had leaves enticingly like currant, but apparently these berries are also only borderline edible.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2017
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  17. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    Thanks, I'll have a closer look tomorrow.
  18. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Anyone have much experience with box blight? A few weeks ago I noticed the leaves on one plant in a box hedge disappearing to leave only the curly perimeter skeleton of the leaf. Suddenly noticing it is a lot more widespread. Guidance on box blight seems to suggest leaves die and turn brown first which is not what is happening. Anyone have any thoughts? Is there anywhere I can send for testing?

    Screenshot_20170920-061125.png Screenshot_20170920-061039.png
  19. Rushy

    Rushy AKA some / certain posters

    Or could it be the box tree caterpillar/moth?
  20. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    Yes, I reckon that's a nice healthy plant that's been chomped by perhaps two or three different creatures and there's fresh growth.
    We have blighted box plants at work and they don't look like that.
  21. campanula

    campanula am I still bleeding

    Box sucker - an aphid like thing (psylid)...but a closer look seems to show classic leafminer damage (diptera - a fly larvae). Either pest, no real problem unless this occurs every year and is extensive.
    Think the tree (upthread) might be a cotoneaster rather than a viburnum - maybe lacteus. Is it evergreen?
  22. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    Yes, it keeps leaves throughout the Winter, though it does drop quite a lot of leaves through the year. Will have a look and compare to pictures if it’s still light when I get home
  23. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    I never considered asking how big the leaves were :D

    And the fruits looked a bit appley too.
  24. chainsawjob

    chainsawjob Cautiously impulsive

    That's a coincidence, so did I, I think it's a young birch bolete anyway, it was under birch. IMG_20170920_114759348.jpg
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  25. gentlegreen

    gentlegreen Sproutarian.

    Does this look mre like dog vomit or fish eggs ?


  26. Lazy Llama

    Lazy Llama Mostly clicking, some typing.

    Definitely a cotoneaster, thanks everyone.

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