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green fingered finch

Please can anyone help us identify these? We are not sure if they are trees (in which case we will get rid!) All are about 4 foot tall at moment.

Plant 1:


 


 


  Plant 2:

 


 


 Plant 3:


 


 

nutcutlet

the second one looks like some sort of willow.

the first I don't know but if it has flowers at 4 foot it's probably not a tree


Can anyone give me the name of this plant

 

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FloBear

The first one has similar leaf shape and arrangement to horse-chestnut - and the right colour flowers.

addict

Think they are all trees just juveniles. Don't know what the third one is called but know I have got rid of it in several gardens. 

green fingered finch

Addict says trees, Nutcutlet says not trees... Eek. Any more ideas? x

Silver surfer

1. Not a tree.

Not a juvenile tree. 

Leaves and flowers are completely wrong for a Horse chestnut!

It is a late flowering shrub called Clethra.

It should have a spike of flowers on the end of every branch.

A nice shrub.

I like them.

nutcutlet

I wondered where you'd got to  Silver surfer. I thought you'd know

Silver surfer

Hi Nutcutlet.

How kind... thank you!

Moved home from South Wales to Perthshire Scotland.

All very traumatic

Homeless for nearly 2 months whilst all legal side to get sorted

Computer now connected.

Normal service almost resumed!

House still full of packing cases.

nutcutlet

Good to have you back, I can't ID those acid lovers

House moving is traumatic at the best of times amd being homeless must be awful. I hope you've got a good garden to work on at the end of it all

 

addict
Silver surfer wrote (see)

1. Not a tree.

Not a juvenile tree. 

Leaves and flowers are completely wrong for a Horse chestnut!

It is a late flowering shrub called Clethra.

It should have a spike of flowers on the end of every branch.

A nice shrub.

I like them.

You sure Silver surfer? Leaves look wrong. Too long and narrow for Clethra? Finch when thay come out smell them if Clethra should be scented. And Hi Silver don't believe we have met  

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addict

Interesting 

nutcutlet

gff, that's what you get if you ask a forum. Everyone's opinion

Silver surfer

Sorry posted answer above.. went to add a link and message lost.

Hi Addict,

I am 99.9% sure that the leaves in pic one match Clethra.

There are several sp.

If you Google "Clethra leaves" you will see what I mean.

I tried to add it as a link last time... and messed up! 

addict

Ok googled. Guess you're right  Didn't know there was a pink form too. Do you know if that smells as wonderful as the white?   

Gff you are so lucky to be able to grow it. I am on chalk so no good for me 

green fingered finch

Silver surfer, thank you so much. That looks exactly what it is. I havent noticed any scent yet, but flowers are out quite yet.

 

Any ideas on the other 2? x