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Hi, could anyone tell me what the following plants are:

picture 1 quite spiky main plant has fallen forwards and other shoots sprouting from this and pop up elsewhere around it

picture 2 is a piece broken off of main plant, which is very poorly, shown in picture 3, which also appear to have another plant growing through it, with cream edge leaves

Picture 1

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Picture 2

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Picture 3

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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,072

    Are the leaves on no 3 slightly downy? It might be pittosporum but there isn't a lot to seeimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Picture 2, is the same plant as picture 3, but the new growth on 3 seems to be coming up greener. I would say it is only slightly downy. From what I can remember of it when it flowered it was small white flowers. Can you see the two different leaves in picture 3? I'll look up what you suggest.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Pic 3 looks to me like a variegated Dogwood , but as B3 says "not a lot to see" !!

    Pic 2 could also be Dogwood ; Cornus 'Prairie fire'????

    Pic 1 could be juvenile Berberis shoots ; can't ID which though .

  • Thank you both for your replies. I'll look them up. 

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    PS    Small white flowers could well be Cornus (Dogwood) .image

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,687

    Picture 1 looks like Gaultheria Mucronata, the Prickly Heath.

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,000

    Borderline is probably correct ; Gaultheria (Pernettya) mucronata ; acid lovers ; you have to 'multi-plant' to have any chance of a good show of berries .

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