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Plant id

Posted: 04/12/2017 at 09:31

Please could you add a clear close up to show the leaves and a twig with leaves on it.

I think it is a Viburnum sp but would like to see more pics to be sure.

Can you identify

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 14:17

Agree Plectranthus sp..

However not a match for Plectranthus ciliatus...which has very hairy purple hairs on the stems etc.

See  more details here..

Last edited: 03 December 2017 14:19:26

ginko biloba tree

Posted: 03/12/2017 at 11:16

They are an interesting tree and are especially fab in autumn, when the leaves turn golden.

I love them.

Difficult decision.

Rather depends on the size of the garden...distance from house.

I wouldn't reduce the would completely spoil  symmetry slim shape.

Plant ID

Posted: 29/11/2017 at 08:30

The roots are never strong enough for the top heavy branches.

So it needs to be staked for ever.

It can sucker as can be seen in pics.

The inside branches die and are a nightmare to prune out.

The leaves are not attractive and do not colour well in the autumn.

It should bear wooly fluffy catkins but doesn't perform well.

We had one near our back door in our old home

The only reason it was not removed is our bird feeder was next to it and the birds loved the protection it offered.

I would never plant another.

Obelixx has the right idea of pruning them at grass level.

Do not be tempted to get one.


Posted: 27/11/2017 at 22:48

P.S. Make sure it is not underwater or too wet ..especially in winter.


Posted: 27/11/2017 at 22:48

Make sure it is not underwater or too wet ..especially in winter.


Posted: 27/11/2017 at 22:43

Yes it should come up next year with huge buds.

Probably too small to flower in the first year.

The clump will get bigger each year.

Do you know which one you bought?

Leaves can be green or red.

Flowers pink or white depending on which one you bought.


Posted: 27/11/2017 at 18:31

Your Rheum is related to  Rhubarb ....just like Rhubarb it vanishes in the winter and will reappear next spring.

Rhubarb is Rheum rhabarbarum .....yours is an ornamental one.

Last edited: 27 November 2017 18:31:33

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