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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. 



  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367

    and make the photo smaller before you start

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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    Thanks. I wonder if it is Chinese knotweed? (Polygonum) 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367

    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. 

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    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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  • 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? 

  • 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: 3,601

    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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