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Post: # 3647Post leedarkwood
Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:07 am

the name of the other I can't remember just now (white flowers, red berries...),

Rowen?

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Post: # 3648Post wulf
Sat Jun 04, 2005 8:28 am

Sounds like it could be some kind of rowan (one of the Sorbus family and often called mountain ash)... although your description could also cover other trees, like hawthorn as well (Crataegus monogyna - common hawthorn).

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Post: # 3677Post ina
Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:30 pm

No, it's not - but thanks for your suggestions. :cheers: It got back to me, because it was a tree I'd never heard of before, it's a whitebeam: http://www.british-trees.com/guide/whitebeam.htm I just read that it usually grows in calcareous soil; in that case it's just as well that it is in a container, our soil is acid if anything.

Mind you, I've got rowans as well. My predecessors in the house had planted two, and they seem to seed out as well. Anybody for rowan seedlings? Or beech? I hate throwing trees out, even if they are only 10cm tall.

Ina

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