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D MurrayD Murray Posts: 4

Hello

I wonder if anyone can help. I am trying to identify the species of hedge in our garden, as I need to replace a few bushes that have been strangles by my neighbours rose climber.

At first I thought it may be Cherry Laurel, but the flowers/buds are quite different.

If anyone can help, it would save my hairline.

Many thanks

D

...having trouble attaching an image...

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Last edited: 11 July 2017 09:47:28

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318

    Hi D Murray ... I'm afraid there's a glitch on the forum preventing the uploading of photos ... it's been reported and the tech team are looking into it ... in the meantime you could put your photos on a photo-hosting site and upload a link ... otherwise we'll just have to cultivate patience image

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  • D MurrayD Murray Posts: 4

    Thanks Dovefromabove, I was doing exactly that, just as you were posting  image

    Tried HTML, didn't work either, so...

    http://www.deanmurray.com/hedge.jpg

    Last edited: 11 July 2017 09:53:14

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630

    The shrub looks like Griselinia Littoralis. 

  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    think it might be Euonymus japonicus, leavess too dark for griselinia

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,318

    I think I'm right in saying Griselina littoralis flowers have five petals ... Euonymus japonicus have four ... 

    if my memory serves me correctly ......... image

    Last edited: 11 July 2017 16:43:21

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,630

    Invicta2, you might be right. I had a look again and agree it's a bit dark for a Griselinia. I think the flowers are more creamy than Griselinia ones too.

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,445

    @Dove,

    Actually Griselina littoralis flowers have 5 sepals and stamens but no petals! 

    Last edited: 11 July 2017 16:52:48

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • D MurrayD Murray Posts: 4

    Thank you for the replies guys  :)

    I compared a stack of Euonymus Japonicus photo's with our shrubs which match 100%, same leaves and flowers.

    Many thanks again

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