Priestgate

Telling the Difference

Can you identify this plant ?

And is this the same as that one or maybe a different variety of the same thing ?

Similarly …

This hedging plant has a good autumn leaf colour and holds onto its leaf ….

…. and this hedging plant has a good autumn leaf colour and holds onto its leaf.
But are they completely different types of plant, or merely different varieties of the same thing ?

Where the first 2 are concerned, one is a Lilac and the other is a Poplar, so the ultimate difference amounts to this.

This is the Poplar …

… and this the Lilac.

And where the second pair are concerned ….

These are mature Beech Trees …

… and this is a large Hornbeam — and both make good hedges — but when they are young, can you tell which is which ?

So Buyer Beware. Never buy any plant unless you are absolutely sure of what you are buying, or you could be sorry !