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Name that tree

Posted by madferret UK 8b-9a (My Page) on
Tue, May 6, 14 at 8:07

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

Regards
Nick


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  • Posted by beng z6 western MD (My Page) on
    Tue, May 6, 14 at 9:06

Not much to go by. Some kind of horsechestnut?


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


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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.


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


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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':Acer pseudoplatanus 'Prinz Handjery Dawes' photo LeCocq_20120424_0055_zps39d33435.jpg

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


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Yeah it does look like that.

I'll get some more pics up later on.

Regards
Nick


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  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Tue, May 6, 14 at 12:05

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


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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.


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