Name that tree

madferret(UK 8b-9a)May 6, 2014

Hello. I'm wondering if anyone knows what this tree is that's in my garden.

Regards
Nick

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beng(z6 western MD)

Not much to go by. Some kind of horsechestnut?

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 9:06AM
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hairmetal4ever(Z7 MD)

Looks vaguely Aesculus-like, but the downturned flower stalk is wrong for an Aesculus.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 9:15AM
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madferret(UK 8b-9a)

The leaves are maple-tree like, I'm not certain if it isn't some sort of maple, but I thought I'd throw it out there and get some other ideas.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 9:36AM
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NHBabs(4b-5aNH)

Can you show a photo of the whole thing? It is difficult to see how the leaves are placed on the stem.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 9:47AM
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Sara Malone Zone 9b

Acer pseudoplatanus? It's hard to see but it looks like the opposite leaves are offset 90 degrees on successive nodes and the young leaves/flowers look like that species. Here's A. pseudoplatanus 'Prinz Handjery Dawes':

This post was edited by formandfoliage on Tue, May 6, 14 at 11:00

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 10:50AM
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madferret(UK 8b-9a)

Yeah it does look like that.

I'll get some more pics up later on.

Regards
Nick

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 11:03AM
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Embothrium(USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA)

Yes, definitely a sycamore (sycamore maple over here).

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 12:05PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

It's Acer pseudoplatanus aka Sycamore in British English. In a large space it makes a handsome tree but is essentially a weed in our typically small gardens due to its propensity to self sow with abandon. An Acer which just 'shows up' here is almost always a Sycamore.

    Bookmark   May 6, 2014 at 12:14PM
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