Trees and large shrubs in Nottingham Road

1) Mulberry tree, Morus

A) Mulberry tree, Morus

The Black mulberry is a tree generally grown for its delicious fruit. Although it grows rapidly when young, it soon slows its growth and rarely exceeds 40 feet tall. The fruit is black when ripe and looks similar to a blackberry.

Leaves of the Black Mulberry, Morus

Leaves of the Black Mulberry, Morus

The leaves are simple in outline with a slightly serrated edge.

 

 

 

Ripening fruits of the black mulberry

Ripening fruits of the black mulberry

The fruits gradually turn from bright red to black as they ripen. They look like blackberries but have a distinctive perfumed taste.

 

2) Swedish Whitebeam, Sorbus intermedia

B) Swedish Whitebeam, Sorbus intermedia

This medium sized tree is often plnated in parks and on housing estates. It is native to Northern Europe.

It's crown is dome shaped. The leaves are green on the top side but grey underneath with dense white hairs. The red fruit are a reminder that this species is related to Rowan.

Fruits and leaves of the Swedish Whitebeam

Fruits and leaves of the Swedish Whitebeam

The berries turn red during autumn and are eaten by thrushes and waxwings, they are rather dry.

 

 

 

 

 

3) Lime tree - Tilia

C) Lime tree - Tilia

This Lime tree was planted about 10 years ago on the roundabout between Nottingham Road, Willow Road and Fishpool Road.

There are about 30 species of Tilia. They are usually called the Lime in England but the Linden in America and Europe.

The leaves of all the species are one-sided and heart-shaped with small teeth at the margin. The small fruits are attached to a yellow/green papery strap which helps to deflect them away from the parent plant as they fall.

The lime is commonly planted as an ornamental tree.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4) Holly, Ilex aquifolium

 

D) Holly, Ilex aquifolium

The common holly planted just inside the wall of Orchard Kennels.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7) Silver Birch, Betula pendula

 

E) Silver Birch, Betula pendula

The birch is one of the most common of Britain’s native broad-leaved trees. The Silver birch grows well all over Britain although Downy Birch is more common in Scotland. It grows as quite a tall tree although sometimes will grow small like a shrub but always with elegant, drooping branches, a light canopy and whip like twigs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7) Elder, Sambucus nigra

 

F) Elder, Sambucus nigra

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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8) Hawthorn

 

G) Field Maple, Acer campestre, Hawthorn

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Last Updated. 05-December-2016 By admin