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Posted: 09/08/2013 at 10:44

I've had one for quite a few years and it hasn't spread at all.  The bees love the flowers.  I just keep it pruned back as it can grow quite large. But it's a beautiful plant and hasn't given me any troubles at all.

Help identifying this plant please?

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:04

By the way - I'm liking the suggestion of a Daphne......I've looked at other images and they're very similar!

Help identifying this plant please?

Posted: 06/08/2013 at 17:00

Gosh, so sorry to come back so late - I didn't get any notification that there were replies. How kind of you - thank you!

I've attached a close up picture of the leaves.  It's a 6 year old garden and to the right of it is a philadephus and to the left is a spirea.  It's in sun for about 3 hours a day and it's in the north-west facing part of the garden.  The soil isn't very good.  Lots of rubble was put into the garden during the building of the conversion, so when I'm planting I have to put in lots of compost, but this would have been planted in very poor soil, I'm guessing.  It's definitely deciduous, as it's only grown in the spring/summer.  The two tall stems are part of the same plant - poor pruning on my part really, but there was good growth on them, so I didn't like to cut them, when the plant was looking poorly.




Help identifying this plant please?

Posted: 31/07/2013 at 09:24

I moved into my new house 12 months ago and there was very little growth on this plant, in fact it looked dead with little or no growth. It was, and still is, very woody and as it recovered shoots of growth started to appear until it is now quite bushy. I have cut it back somewhat to encourage growth and this seems to have encouraged recovery. The new shoots seem to be red in colour on the stem and have green ovate leaves. I've not seen any flowers in 12 months, so I can't identify from flowers. Can anyone help?


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