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Mystery shrub

Can anyone help me identify this shrub?



  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,569

    Cotoneaster horizontalis

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,411

    not convinced but you're in far too close with the camera. I can't see the shape of the shrub, how it grows

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Sorry I was concentrating on the leaves and seed pod. It's quite a tall shrub. Was pruned back by previous owners of house this spring.image

  • Could it be Sophora secundiflora (Mountain laurel)?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,411

    I think it's something in that family Katharine but not one I know well enough to be sure about

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks nutcutlet. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    Probably Sophora microphylla 'Sun King' , one of the hardiest of this genus in the UK .

  • Thank you Paul B3. I'll look that one up. Trying to decide which shrubs to keep as I change the garden and this was one I wasn't sure about. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143

    Hi KatherineW;

    Sophora are normally classed as a 'choice' shrub or tree ; preserve it if you can .

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