We recently moved to a house in South Wales and have this small tree in our garden. The house was built in 2004/5 so it is probably no more than 6/7 years old. It is just over 5 1/2 feet tall and quite wide. The leaf structure is very dense and the branches twisted. It didn't have any spring blossom on it. It has been planted by a front window and getting overgrown against the wall so we hope to move it in the autumn to somewhere that is more suitable to allow it space. Thanks in advance for any suggestions as to what it could be.
Hard to tell... A possibility is Sophora japonica (cv. pendula). A possibility, nothing more than that.
Many thanks for your quick reply. I've now looked at photos and descriptions of the Sophora japonica and it is very like our tree and if it is then we definitely need to move it because apparently they reach a height of 60 feet!
Thanks again for your help.
It looks like Robinia Psudoacasia (Lace Lady).
Hope this helps.
Thanks very much Boders and I think you are correct having looked at various websites, which is a relief because it doesn't grow anywhere near as big as the Sophora japonica which was the other suggestion. The twisted branches are definitely one of its unusual features as are the very tightly packed leaves.
Thanks again for taking the time to post your response.
Hi rob ive asked this person called jen if she knows your question that your asking everybody i dont know so lets see if she knows