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16/06/2013 at 20:44


Could anyone assist in identifying this shrub please? For info this was in the corner of the small front garden directly next to footpath when i moved in and it had been cut back to ground.

The elderly neighbour thinks it does not flower although I am unsure on the reliability of this info.

Here are some pic of the shrub and close up of the leaves.


16/06/2013 at 22:12

I recognise this. Pity I can't remember what it's called 

16/06/2013 at 22:18
nutcutlet wrote (see)

I recognise this. Pity I can't remember what it's called 


Any idea how i could identify it?

16/06/2013 at 22:20

Some one else probably will know and I'll think about it. It's not something I grow but have seen it around. 

16/06/2013 at 22:30

Could it be a hibiscus?

16/06/2013 at 22:37
16/06/2013 at 22:44

Do you mean Symphoricarpos albus?

It looks similar, but when i google it most pictures have white fruit on.

16/06/2013 at 22:53

If it's been cut back it won't have flowered and fruited. I'm not convinced though.

16/06/2013 at 23:04

I would feed it and water it and wait. If it is a hibiscus it will not flower until August/September.

17/06/2013 at 06:53

I'm thinking Symphoricarpos too... 

17/06/2013 at 07:04

Doesn't look like a Symphoricarpos to me - leaves look wrong.  

If you zoom right in on some areas of the photo, some of the tips of the new shoots look pink - I've been googling pink tipped shrubs etc, but haven't come up with anything yet - there's something in the back of my mind but I can't retrieve it and I've got to get ready for work ...............

17/06/2013 at 07:13

After noticing the alternate leaves I'm going to change to a spiraea trilobata. 

17/06/2013 at 07:19

Mmmmm - not sure ...................... I'm wondering if there's a lot of sucker growth there, and the pink tipped bits (slightly variegated) are the original plant ..............  right off to work, will leave you lot to continue your investigations ..................

17/06/2013 at 08:02

those pink tipped bits look sick to me rather than desirable variegation.

I'm going to check out DGM's suggestion

17/06/2013 at 08:54

Yes, I'm going with DGM 

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