Identify tree please

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  1. Paladin

    Paladin Gardening...A work of Heart

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    Was given a sapling last year but don't know it's name.
    Told it only grows 12/15 ft. It has longish narrow leaves, has just finished flowering,small white ones,which are now hips.Apparently it's leaves will change from green to red in Autumn. Cheers,Paladin. :confused:
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Pyrus Salicifolia? complete guess kind of pear tree. A picture would help. :(
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Does look like it.
    It was described to me as an ornamental tree.
    The first pic is spot on.
    When it became established I removed the lower branches to leave just the leader.
    It is growing like a good un but is bending like a rod with a 20 pounder on the line!
    Is the height only going to be 15ft
    or what,I've a big garden but don't want a redwood in it.
    Thanks.
    Paladin ;)
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    According to my book it can reach 25ft. There is a weeping form,"pendula" which it could be, although I think the ordinary kind is a bit floppy.
     
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    Paladin Gardening...A work of Heart

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    Hi pete.
    Yeah, with previous info I had a look too and think it is "calleryana".
    It's the large amount of foliage along only 18" that's making it hang over.
    I planted it next to a public right of way
    through my garden, thats why I pruned it to form a long trunk so's not to take someones eyes out!
    Have to wait and see I suppose :rolleyes:
     
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    Pyrus Salicifolia
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    Pyrus calleryana

    [ May 19, 2005, 10:52 PM: Message edited by: Bayleaf ]
     
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    I've Hit the jackpot with you lot !!

    Pyrus Salicifolia it is then!
    Never mind! The ramblers will have to duck.

    Thank you all.
    Now I'm off to Sennen for a week.
    Bye!
     
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