Discussion in 'NEW Gardeners !' started by Andy_g, Aug 12, 2018 at 7:35 AM.
Has just come up this year but no idea what it is..Thanks
Not sure at all and this is a guess as my friend has one, but could be a purple leaf cherry.. If you didn’t plant it, it could easily be a self seeder from the birds..
Hello @Andy_g both my neighbours have one of these and they're are what @Marley Farley stated and I was also given one...planted it but my god it was soon removed...it was a proper ant collector they do grow quite large my one neighbours is large as she doesn't attend it but the other side trim it back...it grows at a good rate. This is how big they can get
Hello @Andy_g Your plant certainly has the look of a Prunus, and the leaf looks very similar to my P. cerasifera (purple leaf plum) it would be interesting to see what the flowers look like, and I would be inclined to leave it to grow and see what happens in the spring. Do those leaves have serrated edges? The picture isn`t really clear enough to see.
@Tetters when the neighbours not in i'll take a shot ….just in case these are on me
Hello FC, my neighbours plant on the one side is large and shows over our fence and I never take pic's of other peoples plants and i'd feel bad if she saw me
I was confused as Tetters had asked Andy_g for a photo, not you?
I know but she thinks it's another plant but i'm with Marley Farley having the same plant either side of me
It's difficult to see whether it's something that's going to grow into a tree or whether it's a perennial like Lysimachia. The a picture of the growth at the bottom might help or if it has nay flower buds etc.
Thing is @shiney, if it is a prunus of some kind it won`t have flowers this year anyway, so it may have to be a waiting game. @Gail_68, there are loads of plants with red/purple leaves, and defining which one this could be will be much more complicated. If it turns out to be a baby tree, we can only assume which one it might be at this early stage. A plum tree will have flowers with lovely scent for example, whereas a cherry will have lighter coppery leaves, and no scent at all...... so I think that this one could well be a ''wait and see'' jobbie
To be honest I agree with Shiney on this one. I think it's more likely to be a perennial rather than a tree. Another one it reminds me of is Iresine.
I know the neighbours are a deep reddish/burgundy leaf and it's not long flowered with white bunches of them
But the plant we are trying to decide about Gail is the one that @Andy_g has posted a photo of - not the one in your neighbour`s garden.
I know that mate...the picture he's added looks identical to the plant in my neighbours garden and I was hoping to take a pic to show members as it looks like what @Marley Farley mentioned.
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