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ja.emmans Horse Chestnut
Horse Chestnut commented on by ja.emmans Teignbridge District, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

Its a common mistake.

ja.emmans Sorbus torminalis
Sorbus torminalis commented on by ja.emmans Runnymede, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

I agree with Sorbus torminalis, the red berries must be a commercial variety. Having a check on flicker the leaves look correct.

ja.emmans Sorbus torminalis
Sorbus torminalis commented on by ja.emmans Runnymede, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

Planted next to a Motorway so this tree must be a hybrid from a nursery dealing with major contractors. None of the Hawthorn / Sorbus / Cockspurthorn have a deep jagged edge as this leaf.

ja.emmans Sorbus torminalis
Sorbus torminalis commented on by ja.emmans Runnymede, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

I agree but the leaf seems to be a hybrid type.

ja.emmans Horse Chestnut
Horse Chestnut commented on by ja.emmans England, United Kingdom7 years ago

Closely related but this is a conker tree or horse chestnut.

ja.emmans Sweet Chestnut?
Sweet Chestnut? commented on by ja.emmans England, United Kingdom7 years ago

I agree it is a Sweet Chestnut.

ja.emmans Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut commented on by ja.emmans Elmbridge, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

You have cracked it. A common British tree. Thanks SD

ja.emmans Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut commented on by ja.emmans Elmbridge, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

Close up of leaf is very distinctive with jagged edges.

ja.emmans Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut commented on by ja.emmans Elmbridge, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

I am familiar with mango the leaves are larger. The Mango at Kew has fruited for first time in in 20 years, but it was inside the Palm House.
This tree is outside. I better get a close up of the leaves.

ja.emmans Sweet Chestnut
Sweet Chestnut commented on by ja.emmans Elmbridge, England, United Kingdom7 years ago

Yes I thought the same but they are tropical and would not survive a winter in the UK could it be a chestnut??

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