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I have a plant with wavy like leaves and about 5ft tall 3 ft wide. Any suggestions as to its name would be great, thanks



  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    It's hard to see the size of the leaves because the shot is very close, but if they're quite big, it could be a type of Camellia shrub.

  • I also think this is a Camellia shrub - were there any flowers on it earlier in the year Alex? This picture is one of our 4 large Camellia shrubs with white flowers.  The leaves and branches are very dense and the flowers come mostly in various shades of pink or cerise or whiteimage

    Last edited: 02 August 2017 20:25:10

  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    I think Camellia too.  

  • Camellia, eh? nice one thanks. Dunno about flowers only just come across it. if it doesnt flower, does that mean its in too much shade? I'd recently cut back alot of foliage around it when I came across it, underneath, as it were.

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700

    It doesn't look like there will be flowers for next year either. Still not totally sure if this is a Camellia shrub. Normally, you can see the buds now on new growth. The picture is taken so close, it's hard to see the size and height of this plant. But, if as you say, it was buried under other taller shrubs, then it's likely the heavy shading may have contributed to this.

    They also need regular watering during the growing season, and if there are too many shrubs planted densely around it, this may also be a reason for no flowers forming.

  • Camellia buds usually appear during autumn or winter, the flowers opening up anytime between November and April.  We usually prune our camellias when the flowers have finished, so June - July is the best time here.

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