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.
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))
Wow Mike, thank you!
I'm not sure why some photos are missing. Here they are again in the same order: http://www.kenet.co.uk/dump/trees/?C=N;O=A
Tree C, the "X Cupressocyparis leylandii". I asked the neighbour and she said she doesn't prune it and it's been there since year dot (as she put it). I thought Leylandii grow 1.5 m per year?
Tree G is not a Willow then as all the neighbours are calling it
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...)
With tree C, should I get a book to identify it exactly? It doesn't have any fruit right now to identify by.
With tree B, can it be safely excluded from being one of these:
Monterey Cypress ?
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.