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By Moped

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

my neighbour has a Peace Tree. He doesnt know how to look after it. I assume that the old seed pods and branches should be removed after flowering. He has not removed them and new pods are opening up. It really does look distressed. Does anyone know please.



Sorry, Moped, I have no idea what a peace tree is - any other name for it?

30 Jun, 2010


Hi Moped,
This is the problem with common names, they aren't universal and different people will use a range of different names to describe the same plant - there is no plant that is widely called "Peace Tree" as far and I (and Google) am aware...

Possibilities that spring to mind are Catalpa, Ailanthus & Davidia, but it could really be anything - maybe you could describe it a little more detail for us - size, flower shape, colour & season, leaf shape & colour for example.

30 Jun, 2010


hi Ilex and Bamboo and thanks for your replies. This really isnt a tree per say, but an extremely huge plant. I feel it shouldnt be in a garden but a park! Its leaves are about 5/6 feet high and the flower stems even higher. It has about 8/10 flower pods which then have secondary pods inside which in turn produce an orange flower . Very odd plant and I believe has grown to this size in just a few years. (It was given to my neighbour as a young plant by a person who had no actual knowledge of it). I suspect its mediterranean in origin but managed to get thro the winter. I shall keep looking but thank you for your replies.

1 Jul, 2010


Any chance of a photograph, Moped?

1 Jul, 2010


Hi Bamboo, Its in an awkward spot but I'll try. Thanks again

1 Jul, 2010

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