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dermot40dermot40 Posts: 2


i moved into a new home 2 years ago. The garden had been left unattended for 4 years so it was like a jungle to say the least. The previous owner was a very keen gardener and had lots of shrubs. My job over the last 2 years has been to clear everything that had not grown too leggy, which was most of the garden. 

One of the plants I left because it was something that I have never seen before was this plant in the picture. I will post more pictures when the sun is in a better position. It has gone top heavy and I have had to place my shed in front of it as there was no other place to put the shed. I am keen to buy new plants of this kind but I do not know what it is. Can anyone please identify this shrub. It has holy type shinny leaves and long yellow and red bell shaped flowers.

i will post more pictures later when the sun moves round 



  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553

    Probably Eccremocarpus scaber, Chilean glory vine.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,232

    Not Eccremocarpus, which is a climber with soft leaves, and tends to die down in winter.

  • I think you will  find it's a desfontainia

  • dermot40dermot40 Posts: 2

    Thanks Chrissy the gardener it is indeed desfontainia. The picture I got from Google is the plant I have in my garden. Can I thank everyone that responded to my question.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,995

    Harrumph .... it doesn't like chalky soils .... image

    Disappointed of Norfolk

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

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