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Jun 2, 2014 2:05 PM

Tree identification

Any idea what this tree is ?

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    Jun 2, 2014 11:01 PM (in response to Stan)
    Re: Tree identification



    I think this is myrobalan plum, Prunus cerasifera


    (I'm bearing in mind the fruit shown in 'photo 2.JPG')

    (The fruit and leaves are not right for Prunus avium.)


    This species is often seen as a purple leaved cultivar, such as 'Atropurpurea', 'Pissardii', or '

    'Nigra'. In a garden, it would be unusual to see the plain species.


    But it is often used as a rootstock (eg. P. c. 29C), onto which selected cultivars are grafted. If not properly managed, it is possible for shoots from the rootstock to take-over a tree, completely supressing the cultivar. I wonder if that has happened in this case. Bear in mind the rootstock may go up to head height, the grafting being done at that level.



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