Belfast Botanic Gardens Tree Archive
This series of short articles about trees in the Belfast Botanic Gardens is compiled by members of the Friends group and Gardens staff. We aim to build up to a comprehensive archive of trees in Belfast Botanic Gardens. Each article illustrates a tree growing in Belfast Botanic Gardens together with information from a range of sources. Where possible we will give the tree tag number - these are the small aluminium discs, usually fixed on the tree trunk, 2 to 3m above ground level.
In the wild from Sicily and NE Italy to Iran. The Oriental hornbeam forms a
substantial tree as the Belfast Botanic Gardens example shows. It is distinct
from the hop hornbeam (see archive) in that it has a leaf with a much more ragged
edge. The bracts on the nuts are also much longer. It is an attractive tree
with very good autumn colour.
Photos taken in Belfast Botanic Gardens in 2007. Copyright: Friends of Belfast Botanic Gardens.
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