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01/08/2013 at 18:36

Hi all.

After much searching I'm hoping one of you experts can help me out with identifying a shrub that is starting to grow in my garden. Hopefully it's straight forward and it's possible that me being a novice is showing.

First, some pictures. (Taken in mid July)

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http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28617.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28618.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28619.jpg?width=216&height=350&mode=max

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28620.jpg?width=652&height=350&mode=max

 

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As you can see from the pictures, the plant is growing in amongst a few others. These are:

- Aucuba Japonica/Spotted Laurel (left of the shrub)
- Beech Hedge (Right of the shrub)
- Daffodils (in front of the shrub)

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Some observations on the plant:

- Glossy leaves much like a grisilenia.
- Few, matte, red/pink berries in mid summer. The berries are still there at time of writing in August.
- Is growing well in a partial shade section of the garden, facing east.
- Appears to be evergreen.

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Any help would be great!

Thank you.

01/08/2013 at 18:55

one of the skimmias? they're not plants I grow or know well, just seen them in other gardens. 

01/08/2013 at 21:10

Looks like Skimmia to me..

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