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  1. Marodj

    Marodj Apprentice Gardener

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    Hello, I’m trying to identify this teee in my garden but not having much luck (I’m not too clued up with trees..yet). Can anyone help please?

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  2. Victoria

    Victoria Lover of Exotic Flora

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    @Marodj The leaves and seeds look rather like the seeds of Camellia sinensis which can get to 15ft if left.. Have you seen it in bloom? I stand ready to be corrected as this is purely a guess from one I have seen...
     
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    Sorry Victoria it is definitely not Prunus laurocerus....on this leaves are elongated, alternate and it has round black berries in a line on a stem...as your pic above shows

    Sorry Marley Farley..not Camellia either as leaves on this are alternate.


    Marodj....Welcome to the forums!

    Your 2nd pic is a Viburnum sp...with opposite leaves.
    Appears to be evergreen Viburnum.
    If that is the tall shrub /tree in pic 1 then that is a very old Viburnum.
    Note the berries are not round as the Prunus but sort of flattened.
    Below is your pic trimmed to show detail.

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      ADD466F0-627D-4E94-9594-C11287968149.jpeg Thank you all, I’ve just found an old image of the tree in bloom which seems to go with Silver Surfer’s identification. It certainly seems old (my images were of the same tree - close up and of the whole tree) and I’m thinking about replacing it but don’t want to if it’s great for wildlife.
       
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      Perfect...Viburnum flowers!
      As yet I am not sure which sp it is.
      But that is a rather special old tree...don't you love those gorgeous berries.

      We used to grow many different Viburnum...many have scented beautiful flowers.
      Collecting different ones became addictive!
       

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