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Shrub/Tree ID!

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 08:26

narrow compared to P. laurocerasus but not really narrow.


There are red tinges to the new stems but neither of these photos is clear enough to show that.


Pic 1. could be any white flowering tree.


ID based on


1.flowering now,


2.right flowers


3. a few leaves almost in focus (sorry stewyfizz)


I'm confident it's P. lusitanicus

Can anyone identify this plant?

Posted: 10/06/2016 at 08:13

I agree with Alan, Melittis.

Insect bites

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:46

But they have to be scratched

Shrub/Tree ID!

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:38

You can hack that back hard, makes a good hedge. At Wimpole Estate (NT) not far from here,they have some trained to about 8 foot like lampshades or mushrooms on a clear stem. Not keen myself but the plants seem OK

A number of plants that need identifying.

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:34

could you do some more pics of that one including stems. Is it woody like a shrub or dying back to nothing in the winter?


I'd like to see what's under the leaves, how it grows out of the ground.


If it's a paeony it's not one I know but there is something paeony-like about it.

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:19

They get enormous

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:14

It can take a good hacking back

Shrub/Tree ID!

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:13

I can't really see the leaves but think it's Prunus lusitanicus, Portugal Laurel

When to prune Solanum dulcamara (Woody Nightshade)

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 22:10

Solanum crispum, often the cultivar 'Glasnevin', is a popular, vigorous scrambling plant.


Solanum dulcamara, woody nightshade or bittersweet, is a rather weedy thing for me, less so


for pansyface. But hers isn't as bushy and large-flowered as yours. 


S.dulcamara has a very strong smell, hard to describe but not very pleasant, in the leaves and


stems, noticeable as it passes through the shredder


I think you have S. crispum.

Your garden

Posted: 09/06/2016 at 21:35

That sounds like my sort of garden jonesk.


We have pipistrelles breeding in the roof and some tree bumblies up there as well. Noisy neighbours sometimes but we love them.


More tree bumblebees in a box (rescued along with their box)


Newts, 2 (or maybe 3) species, slow worms (rescued) and grass snakes. Few frogs and no toads which is bit sad. 


Lots of birds and insects, big on dragon flies and moths


Our strategy is not to work too hard and let it all happen while still keeping a garden rather than an impenetrable jungle.

Last edited: 09 June 2016 21:36:25

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