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Apr 26, 2014 4:39 PM

Tree identification help

Hi. I would like some help identifying the trees around my garden. Especially the first one is proving impossible! The photos are below and I've marked them Tree A, B, C etc. For each one there's a full photo and then at least one close up of the leaves.

 

http://s102.photobucket.com/user/eosthy/media/Copyright_PAntoniou-20140426-0007_zpsf6de92a4.jpg.html?sort=9&o=0

 

Many thanks!

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    Apr 26, 2014 10:40 PM (in response to Eosan)
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    A. Pittosporum, probably P. tenuifolium

     

    B. Chamaecyparis, probably C. lawsoniana; a golden-leaved cultivar of that

     

    C. X Cupressocyparis leylandii, perhaps (it is a confused area, because of multiple species and hybrids, as well as name changes)

    [seem to get only the first photo - the other(s) are white]

     

    D. Salix perhaps, thinking of sallow or relative (eg. S. cinerea)

    [all photos white, but able to see in editor]

     

    E. Eucalyptus, perhaps E. gunnii

     

    F. Betula, probably B. pendula (though not a particularly pendulous form, at least at this stage in its life)

    (certainly not B. pubescens)

     

    G. Salix x babylonica (or other similar hybrid)

     

    H. Malus - apple of some sort (might be a pear (Pyrus))

     

    Mike

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        Apr 27, 2014 12:45 PM (in response to Eosan)
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        C: that is slow (though growth rate does depend partly on growing conditions), so maybe not a leylandii; but like I say, there are several similar species and hybrids. To tell which you have, you'd have to look closer at flowers, fruit, and details of leaves.

         

        G: The neighbours are right: it is a weeping willow (Salix includes sallows, willows, osiers...)

         

        Mike

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            Apr 27, 2014 5:01 PM (in response to Eosan)
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            D: Defintely not one of those three willows; not any willow as such.

             

            C: You can try using a book. I don't know any that arre truly comprehensive, however. ...Meaning that you might find a species/cultivar that matches yours, but you won't know if it is the only such one.

             

            B: It is defintely not Monterey cypress, and I am sure it is not leyland cypress.

            You can tell if it is Lawson's cypress by looking at a spring against the light: if you don't see tiny pale 'windows' where the light is coming through, it is not Lawson's cypress. I think on that basis you'll conclude it is probably Lawson's cypress.

             

            Mike

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