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21/11/2013 at 21:50

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?

thanks

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21/11/2013 at 22:18

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.

21/11/2013 at 22:36

Magnolia  grandiflora has leaves and a lax habit like that .

21/11/2013 at 22:38

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

21/11/2013 at 23:02

A stressed photinia?

21/11/2013 at 23:20

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

22/11/2013 at 10:08

thanks all

22/11/2013 at 20:44

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.

26/11/2013 at 12:40

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

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