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.