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Spindle tree with berries in my garden

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Hi everyone,

Here's a photo of a spindle tree in my back garden its in berry now with these wonderful pink berries. I love the gnarled bark of this one, the berries and all parts of the plant are toxic. To me they are like small Chinese lanterns and look very delicate swaying around in the breeze.

They are important to wildlife and are worth growing for many reasons. I love sitting in my garden so ornamental trees are very appealing to me. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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They look very pretty!

Thank you for the pic Jerry! xx

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Thank you TaurusLady ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hi Hidden

Those berries are gorgeous, and like you said, just like little Chinese Lanterns - such a pretty ornamental tree. Great that you enjoy your garden and enjoy some peaceful moments there.

Zest :-)

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Hi Zest I love my garden and I enjoy it in many ways as itโ€™s also really nice being outside with home comforts...๐Ÿช โ˜•๏ธ ๐Ÿ˜Š

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How lovely Jerry, thats a lovely photo as well ๐Ÿ˜€

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Aw thanks Debs. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Never heard of a spindle tree Jerry but how pretty it is. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Thanks Alicia, they are very pretty berries and this one has very attractive bark. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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It certainly is a very lovely looking tree. Can't beat a lovely garden๐Ÿ˜€

Gardens are such happy places, I just have a small patio garden now but I always enjoy being out there. Your tree is very unusual and pretty x

Hi Caz28 thank you and I agree that having some personal outdoor space is very good for the soul regardless of size, I really like ornamental heritage trees. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Very pretty, kind of Christmas-ee?

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Hi Want2BHappy3 It is a pretty little tree, its the red and green which's very is reminiscent of holly with berries. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Exactly what it looks like. Are the berries eatable?

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No they are toxic to us as are the leaves.

Wow Jerry just seen this pic they are beautiful shame they are toxic look good enough to eat I never knew that tree existed you learn something everyday on here thanks for posting your garden sounds amazing mine is full of weeds next exercise plan me thinks ๐Ÿ˜€

Thanks Grannysqua, I'll let the birds eat them and just enjoy looking at them, I've got 2 of them. ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Thanks Jerry I always thought if the birds ate them they were ok donโ€™t know where I heard that good job I didnโ€™t go on that bit of wrong info I did often eat the odd plant from the garden as a child ๐Ÿคช and thanks I shall take a look when Iโ€™ve finished the ironing ๐Ÿ˜€

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