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25/04/2013 at 19:28

Hello,

Ive got the following two plants in my garden (ringed in red). I was wondering whether anyone could identify them for me having misplaced the labels.

Also, to what extent can I cut them back without damaging or inhibiting their growth?

Many thanks in advance

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22593.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 

25/04/2013 at 19:29

*I will try and get some better (close up) photos up later on

25/04/2013 at 19:34

Yup, I think we need better photos. Good luck with them. Some really close up pics of the leaves would help

25/04/2013 at 19:43

Not too clear but one looks like euonymous emerald n gold....on the left

25/04/2013 at 19:43

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22597.jpg?width=360&height=350&mode=max

 This is the one on the left

25/04/2013 at 20:25

Cant make out the other but sure it's euonymous ........

 

26/04/2013 at 15:28

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/22657.jpg?width=277&height=350&mode=max

 Heres a better picture of the one on the right hand side

26/04/2013 at 16:03

Might be Lonicera nitida, 'Baggeson's Gold' (spelling might be a bit out). Pic a bit small but has the over all appearance of that.

Agree the top 2 euonymous in soft focus

26/04/2013 at 16:15

Nut, I did think that too....Baggesons gold.  

So euonaggressors Baggesons gold?

26/04/2013 at 16:17

I agree with Nutcutlet on both (I have them in my garden. You can prune them back now ( a good time for pruning evergreens), quite hard if you want to. Baggesen's Gold is often grown as a short hedge, clipped a few times a year. It strikes very easily from cuttings. 

26/04/2013 at 16:35

Thanks for everyones help. If I take cuttings from the Baggesen's Gold is it the simple take a green shot, trim to length, strip leaves and place down the side of a pot to root?

26/04/2013 at 16:41

Yep! 90% - 100% success rate. Just leave the pot in a fairly shady spot. they should have rooted in 6 weeks. 

26/04/2013 at 17:36

Euonymous is the first one.  Looks good if shaped into a little round shape but takes a while.  Trim lightly cutting off extra growing sprigs in spring or autumn.  Baggesen's Gold is the other.  It is a slow growing plant only needs very light pruning.  Both look good against a holly or any dark leaved plant.  Baggesen's Gold middle of border.   Euonymous front of border.  

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