Cadellin2's picture

Alder buckthorn?

Observed: 24th July 2013 By: Cadellin2Cadellin2’s reputation in Plants
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bird Cherry (Prunus padus) interacts


steve_t's picture

Not Alder Buckthorn

The leaves of Alder Buckthorn (Frangula alnus) have edges that are entire the leaves of the plant in the observation are serrate.


cicuta58's picture


Was this growing wild or in a garden?


lavateraguy's picture

If the location is accurate ...

... (I've seen quite a few recently that have gone wrong somehow) then it's not growing in a garden, but across the lane from Brereton Heath CP.

But you do get odd things planted in hedgerows and roadside verges, every outside of towns (such as the Viburnum plicatum downstream of Astbury Meadow that you thought was probably planted).

I do intend to have another look at The Quinta and Swettenham Meadows sometime (I've missed the spring flowers), so if I remember I can have a look while I'm in the area.

For what it's worth Frangula alnus is present at Brereton Heath.

Rachy Ramone's picture

Darn it to heck!

At a first glance, I thought it was Bird Cherry due to the "skinny" twigs and congested structure.

But I normally encounter that as a tree, not as shrubby growth, so I discounted it.

How absolutely wonderful, Graeme, that you were able to go there yourself and do the bark test!

Thank you for doing so.

Rachy Ramone

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