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Can anyone identify these shrubs, please?

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Please help me identify these shrubs in the foreground that were dug up from my garden, without permission, by my tenants. I would like to replace them. The house is in Maidstone. Many thanks, Brian

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Which shrubs Brian?  All of them?  Close-ups of the now removed ones are needed for ID please though I would say that the ones with spikes of yellow flowers are Golden Rod (Solidago).

Annoying of your tenants but at least you can knock the price of replacements off their deposit as they shut the door behind them.

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Mmm see where you're coming from with the solidago - the yellow clumps of flowers are a good match - but solidago is a clump forming perennial rather than a small tree. The small one in the foreground looks more like a pot plant - if you follow my meaning...

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I hadn't even considered the yellow flowers coming from the trees; I thought they were from hidden clumps of herbaceous perennial!  But now you mention it...  no idea if the flowers are from the tree.

 

Better pics needed!

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Thanks to all for replying. I added a close-up of the main shrub I need to identify. It is the wood stem that looks like prunus, with its horizontal marks and reddish bark but the leaves are grey/green, even bluey and perhaps thicker than anything I might think of as cherry family. The flowers are from the solidago in the background and I have not visited the house often enough to see if it flowers, how and when. Regards.

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As for the trees themselves, I was thinking something apply or peary, but was thrown by the yellow flowers - I even wondered about a eucalytus because of that!.

They look as if they might have been grafted, so again, fruit trees on a sturdy root stock?.

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Thanks again. I didn't know that eucalyptus could have red bark but the leaves look plausible. Perhaops I will make the assumption of flowering cherry and go from there. Thank you all!

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3 hours ago, Yournamehere said:

Aha! You got me! And well done Nepia; I'm off to specsave!

Happy Days!

Yourn.

You'll do better there than Vis Express; 3 weeks so far to change a pair of lenses...😡

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