Just for fun! The info below contains little hints, which will help you to identify this species, but some info may lead you up the wrong path, so read it carefully. You only get one guess! Comments below.
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This species is quite often planted in hedgerows as birds feel safe nesting amongst the branches. The leaves are often said to be poisonous, and the wood has caused a few headaches in it’s time, as have the berries.
Often small and sometimes big, but when grown in gardens it’s often pruned to give it some shape to please us humans. Animals on the other hand like it left uncut, especially warblers and long tailed tits who spin about on its branches. Often a symbol of spring, but frequently confused with others. Bear in mind, if planting this fellow in your garden it is a slow growing species, but it is worth it in the end, as it often attracts many birds, especially hawfinches.