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Tree id

Post by rufc15lizzie » Mon May 28, 2018 8:50 pm

Good evening all,
I saw this tree in the grounds of Loxley garden centre. It had lovely gnarly red bark.
Any ideas what it is?
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Re: Tree id

Post by GREVILLE » Tue May 29, 2018 6:26 am

Santa Cruz Ironwood tree. Lyonothamnus Floribundus Aspleniifolius. What a name, but what a tree!

Native to some small islands off the coast of California. I had one for many years. It grew too big for its spot and I kept having to prune it. I decided to transplant it. Big mistake. It struggled to reestablish itself and couldn't get past the 2010 Narnia which I'm sure it would have had I left it alone.

Bought it from Architectural Plants.


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Re: Tree id

Post by rufc15lizzie » Tue May 29, 2018 3:03 pm

Thanks Greville
Never heard of it and yes what name, I'll never remember that one.
I am surprised if has survived in Sheffield.

The garden centre used to sell all the plants you could find in it's grounds but has been taken over by a chain. A shame I never spotted it before.
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Post by chainsaw kid » Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:44 pm

What an interesting looking tree, OK for a big Jungly garden, is it evergreen? icon_thumright
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Tree id

Post by GREVILLE » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:28 am

It's a real looker from top to bottom so don't hide it in a jungle - make sure it can be seen.


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Post by Blairs » Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:45 am

Lovely tree. It seems to vary with hardiness limits: web says beteeen 35-20f, which I assume is partly due to maturity of the tree and location, dryness etc.


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Post by rufc15lizzie » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:04 pm

Yes i think from the look of it, it may have suffered during certain winters over the years it has been there. You can see where branches etc may have died and then the tree has resprouted from somewhere else on a branch etc, its a very bizarre shape.
But the location it relatively sheltered.
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