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I have what I thought was a camellia in my new garden but the flowers buds certainly don't look camellia-like (see photo). Wondering if anyone knows what it is?

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BobTheGardener

Hi zebrina,  That looks more like some form of laurel to me.  Must say the leaves don't look all that healthy if it is a laurel.

fidgetbones

Magnolia  grandiflora has leaves and a lax habit like that .

fidgetbones

Magnolia  grandiflora has leaves and a lax habit like that .oops sorry flower buds wrong for that.

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BobTheGardener

I think you're right Daintiness - that would explain the leaf colour too.

Atilla

Defo a Photinia - those flowers should come in white. The yellowing leaves are a sign of nutrient stress, normally lack of nitrogen. A weak nitrogen feed would help it ticking along till spring.

thanks, yes I think it's the Photinia Fraseri isn't it?

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