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Claire204Claire204 Posts: 158


can anyone advise which plant the attached pic is?


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,150

    Would like to see a close up of the leaves.

    Pittosporum would be first thoughts.

    Last edited: 20 August 2017 20:22:45

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • AngieRAngieR Posts: 347

    My first thought was a Pittosporum but it's difficult to get an idea of size from this picture.  

  • Claire204Claire204 Posts: 158

    It was about 5-6ft? thank you both I will look up pittosporum ?

    Last edited: 20 August 2017 21:18:29

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Pittosporum 'Marjorie Channon' ??

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    Do you ever see berries? Another alternative, Rhamnus Alaternus Variegata. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    A lot of Pittosporums can get tall if allowed to ; I had P.tenuifolium which peaked @ 30' !

    The variegated Buckthorn (Rhamnus) is a stunning shrub .

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    Paul B3, I agree they get very tall. Where I live there are loads that are so huge it's almost unbelievable since I have killed two in the past. But, I have to be honest, the Italian Buckthorn is far more stunning in that, if it's not heavily pruned, the stems are what make it stand out.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    The Rhamnus alaternus 'variegata' ? It's almost a crime to prune them image That striking foliage combined with red berries is amazing . 

    A pity more aren't planted .

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