Identifying a big shrub

Hello, I've just moved to a big garden with some huge shrubs. Please can someone help me identify one of them? I have a photo- is there a place to upload it for help identifying it please? The shrub is about 8' high x 10' across. 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,197

    and make the photo smaller before you start

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    Thanks. I wonder if it is Chinese knotweed? (Polygonum) 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 25,197

    Japanese Knotweed?

    no, that's not a shrub, it dies back every year.

    I don't recognise your shrub from that photo, it's had a haircut which masks the natural appearance. 

  • hogweedhogweed Central ScotlandPosts: 3,403

    Bit of a stretch but maybe viburnum judii?  or just a big green shrub!

    Is it deciduous? and has it flowered?

    Last edited: 29 September 2017 17:45:32

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 971

    Agree Viburnum sp.

    By pruning tips you have pruned off any flowers./flower buds.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thanks. It was pruned before we moved in so I'm not sure what the tips were like. That makes sense though, that there are no flowers because the tips were cut. 

    But the leaves are not glossy: are viburnum always glossy leaves? 

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 971

    Viburnum come with either evergreen leaves or  be deciduous.

    The leaves come in many different shapes...depending which sp it is.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • PosyPosy Posts: 1,242

    No, most viburnum are not glossy.

  • Thank you all. Looks like viburnum is the working identification. Great to have had your help on it. 

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