Trying to identify a favourite tree
We've had a tree in our garden which the bluetits love, ever since we moved into the house 35 years ago, but sadly it's now dying It was a mature tree then, so it's probably just reached the end of its life. We would love to replace it with an identical one, but no one can tell us what it is. It's small- which it has to be-(3.5m) and has red leaves & pink flowers in spring.
It also bears a small hard red fruit. It produces buds each year all down its trunk. We've had to remove these regularly to prevent branches forming. Because of this, we wonder if it's in fact a type of large shrub. I've added atwo photos as extra clues.
If anyone can help us identify it, we would be really grateful.
- 5 Jun, 2009