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Plant id?
« on: 08 October, 2023, 03:13:49 pm »
Any plant/leaf experts out there?  Growing in the front garden, next to a soon to be removed diseased ornamental cherry.  I've done a google image id and it comes up with https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulmus_chenmoui  Could it be this?  Thoughts?  I was just going to remove it, and plant a Acer palmatum...  Probably 3/4metres from house & 2m from path.

MysteryPlant1 by a oxon, on Flickr

MysteryPlant1a by a oxon, on Flickr

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Re: Plant id?
« Reply #1 on: 08 October, 2023, 04:02:38 pm »
My wife concurs with Google.
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Re: Plant id?
« Reply #2 on: 08 October, 2023, 05:01:42 pm »
Ok.  It's small so could be transplanted.  Perhaps I should ask a local arborist/botanist/someone.  Don't really want a 20metre high tree in front garden.  Mind you we get Oaks & Sycamore trees popping up everywhere thanks to the squirrels.
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Re: Plant id?
« Reply #3 on: 08 October, 2023, 05:51:16 pm »
So, knowledgeable neighbour says it's cherry and it's sprouting from the trunk but below soil level. Leaves on the new sprout are bigger & much greener than old parent.  Given main tree is diseased unlikely to do well, & may as well dig up.  Elm has much rougher leaves apparently.
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Re: Plant id?
« Reply #4 on: 08 October, 2023, 05:58:51 pm »
We had an ornamental cherry cut down a few years ago and it’s still throwing out shoots

Re: Plant id?
« Reply #5 on: 08 October, 2023, 06:50:39 pm »
Looks like a cherry to me.
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Re: Plant id?
« Reply #6 on: 08 October, 2023, 07:11:15 pm »
Yep, cherry.
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