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Identify these please.

Any ideas what these are, if they flower & how big they get please.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,744
    no1 , prunus otto luyken
    no2 skimma? daphne?
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,090
    I thought it was laurel
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    edited April 2018
    Lyn said:
    I thought it was laurel
    Indeed it is, the Cherry laurel, which is Prunus laurocerasus. And one particular variety, as @Hostafan1 suggested, is 'Otto Luyken'. I'm assuming you're refering to the first image BTW.

    If you're referring to the 2nd image, then I too wondered if it was laurel, but couldn't decide. I did even wonder if it was a bay tree ...

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    This Laurel doesn’t get too tall. Maximum of 1 meter in height. Normally shorter. The flowers are the ones in your photo, and finishes by mid summer. 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391
    Could they be the same, but with #2 being pruned too late in the year so it's putting on new growth instead of flowering?  There does seem to be a similar flower on the left in photo 2.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,744
    I agree, they could be the same.
  • Thank you very much, that's a great help.
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