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donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 486
 Hello everyone, this shrub is in our new garden, does anyone know what it is called. It looks beautiful when the sun shines on it. Thank you.



  • DimWitDimWit Posts: 553
    I believe it to be a Prunus, but can't say which- many have young red leaves like that...
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited May 2018
    It looks like Cotinus Coggygria, the smoke bush shrub. 
  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 486
     I did wonder if it was a smoke bush. It will be staying where it is and I will see what it does during the summer. Thank you both for replying so quickly. :)
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 14,937
    I think it is a Cotinus too.
    How can you lie there and think of England
    When you don't even know who's in the team

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,840
    Another vote for Cotinus 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • donutsmrsdonutsmrs Posts: 486
    Thank you everyone, brilliant as usual:) 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,854
    I'm going to stick my neck out and say I think it's the variety " Grace "
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,143
    Can also be made slightly more compact with some drastic pruning if required .
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,207
    Cotinus OK. Nice leaves and flowering but terrible habit. Used to have one specimen in garden but glad I got rid of it. o:)
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Janie BJanie B Posts: 949
    What's its bad habit @Papi Jo ? I have a couple and they are pretty well-behaved imo...
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