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04/08/2013 at 20:13

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/28778.jpg?width=512&height=350&mode=max

 Thank you ...

04/08/2013 at 20:34

Looks a bit like Laurel going by the flowers but not sure about the leaf edges being serrated.

04/08/2013 at 21:16

Looks like a mahonia to me.

04/08/2013 at 21:23

I don't think it's prickly enough to be a  mahonia Malcolm (the leaves look sort of hollyish, but the serrated edges aren't spiky).  Paula I've never seen a laurel with flowers like that (mind you the laurels I've had have never done anything at all except sit there).  The racemes are really quite long and aren't properly out yet.

04/08/2013 at 21:24

looks like Itea illicifolia to me. 

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/plantselector/plant?plantid=1058

google it and look at some of the images, just like your plant

04/08/2013 at 21:24

Looks like Itea ilicifolia to me  one of my favourite s shrubs 

Pam LL x

04/08/2013 at 21:27

snap

04/08/2013 at 21:27

04/08/2013 at 22:10

Thank you both - twin geniuses!  (Genii?)  I am so glad it isn't some form of laurel as I have spent so long ripping one out!  Thanks again - Sara

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