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08/04/2013 at 16:22

The shrub on the left in the picture with the bench and a closer picture of the leaves in

the second picture also on the left. Just moving house and can't figure out what it might be!

 

Any help would be great!

 

thanks!

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/21156.jpg?width=350

 

http://s3.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/21157.jpg?width=350

 

 

08/04/2013 at 16:26

Looks exactly like my Pittosporum though very tiny. Mine is a 12ft + tree now though most people trim them and keep them hedge size. Not sure what variety as it was here 25 years ago when I moved in - it was only about 4 to 5 ft then.

08/04/2013 at 16:55

The Pittosporum is the one with green  leaves edged white in centre of pic 2.

The one  referred  to in pic 1 to left of bench, clipped ... need a good close up to show details to even begin to id it.

08/04/2013 at 18:12

Didn't mean to confuse, I thought it was the same one.

08/04/2013 at 18:31
Looks like pittosporum garnetti. Choisya sundance too
08/04/2013 at 23:19

..I shall have to disagree with some of my colleagues here a little and go for a Lilac, the one on the left of both photos, looks like an old twisted one, been hacked about in the top photo...

from the right there is a Choisya sundance, Griselina, Camellia, the big bush in the middle I think is a Leptospermum and the Lilac on the left..

in the bottom picture again old Lilac on the left and the variegated plant in the middle is Pittosporum Tobira variegated...

09/04/2013 at 09:09

Hmm!

Agree about the Choisya.

Sorry to disagree Salino

Clipped shrub to left in both pics...  cannot be Lilac.. Syringa is not evergreen.

Pittosporum tobira variegatum  has much larger leaves.Rounded, slightly recurved.

 

http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Pittosporum+tobira+variegatum&hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=AM1jUfrSDobL0AXBqYHgDQ&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAQ&biw=1143&bih=506

 

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=pittosporum+garnettii&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=y8xjUc_-BOHL0QXxmIBI&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1920&bih=967

I would need to see good close ups of other shrubs to suggest what they are.

09/04/2013 at 09:18
It's times like these when I know I need to go to specs avers again.
09/04/2013 at 09:19

Haven't a bloomin' clue, myself, but I'm well impressed with those suggestions!

09/04/2013 at 09:20

That reminds me Verdun Must make an appointment

09/04/2013 at 10:14
Silver surfer wrote (see)

Hmm!

Agree about the Choisya.

Sorry to disagree Salino

Clipped shrub to left in both pics...  cannot be Lilac.. Syringa is not evergreen.

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...no, you're quite right... I think I must have been drunk at the time...

As FloBear mentioned above, they do look Pittosporum like as well, as if they've been cut back quite hard from much bigger bushes, so the outer glossier crinkly leaves have been removed.  That's how it seems to me... the growth habit looks Pittosporum don't you think...?

 

 

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