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06/05/2013 at 19:58

I found this when it was just a small seedling, along with a few others. It has grown to this size in 2 years. It hasn't flowered (yet?). Any ideas what it is please?

06/05/2013 at 20:03

Soz, can't be much help but I do know it isn't a tree peony. Doesn't look much like any peony to me. Hope someone can help you more.


06/05/2013 at 20:05

...possibly a Hydrangea of some sort...

...I should add, I would keep that going, it might be a nice plant in time...

06/05/2013 at 20:13

I thought hydrangea

06/05/2013 at 20:15

Looks hydrangea to me. Not a paeony.

06/05/2013 at 20:59

Ooh, I hope it is a hydrangea, that'd be nice. I have 5! But the one in the photo is the biggest. Do they usually self seed around like that, hydrangeas then?

07/05/2013 at 16:51

The leaves don't look correct for elder but the large one in the photo has a general form that is very reminiscent of an elder, - do the leaves smell when bruised and elder does seed around

07/05/2013 at 20:13

I have a few elders growing from cuttings, and they look very like that.  Just been out to check their leaves, and they also have that very slight zig zag around the edge.  So my vote goes with elder.

If they are, homemade elderflower cordial is great - check out the web for recipes

07/05/2013 at 23:04

...yes I now think you may be right with that... the photo in the middle has a Sambucus nigra look about it...  here's  a BBC image of the common Elder...

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