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  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 23 / 2015

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    Lexington Park

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Hello there, I have a beautiful ornamental tree which I cannot identify. I’m in Southern Maryland and suspect this was a decorative species planted by the previous owner. I love it and would like to know its name so I could plant more in the future. They are approximately 15′ tall and I’ve provided photos of the leaves/stems, the bark, and a profile of it as well. Thank you for any help you can provide.


  • Laura Unregistered says:

    Changing my previous post; This looks more like American hornbeam (Carpinus caroliniana) instead. The bark is good match with American hornbeam’s bark.

    May 27th, 2015 at 12:40am

  • Laura Unregistered says:

    This might be a species of elm (Ulmus). Yours looks very similar to Slippery Elm also known as Red Elm (Ulmus rubra). The tree’s bark will be come more ridged with age. On the side note, Slippery Elm quite similar to the American Elm (Ulmus americana).

    May 25th, 2015 at 6:31pm

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