help identifying this vigorous tree
angus, United Kingdom
I'm wondering if anyone can help identify this tree ( or large shrub) which we have here. It's presently around 12 feet high. This tree was already here when we moved in and I haven't successfully identified it yet. I suspect the previous owners planted this tree to provide privacy, as it is in a very "strategic" position between two houses. It has been suggested that it might be a Prunus, but whatever it is, it's extremely vigorous which makes me think we have got a young ( but potentially large) tree on our hands. It grows about 2 feet per year and I am concerned that - if left untended- it would grow to a gigantic size. This tree has pink flowers every September, the flowers are just coming out now.
Any help gratefully appreciated!
- 5 Sep, 2012