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turmericturmeric Posts: 828
Both of these are growing as large (10ft) free-standing shrubs.  I have no idea what the first plant is but the thorns on it are very sharp and about an inch long and the shrub is very dense (first two pictures):This second plant isn't H. anomala or Schizophragma.  Any ideas?  Many thanks.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    The top photo could be Chaenomeles Japonica/Speciosa.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828
    No, it's never has any flowers on it, it just grows and grows like a thicket.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150
    Agree with the chaemoneles japonica.
    Second one could be a cornus ???
    The first one might be a pyracantha, which is best described as “a swine with spines”.
    2nd - skimmia ?
    3rd - hydrangea petiolaris ?
  • LauraRoslinLauraRoslin Posts: 496
    edited June 2018
    ERICS MUM said:
    The first one might be a pyracantha, which is best described as “a swine with spines”.

     Known in my garden as Ouchyousonofabarstud.
    I wish I was a glow worm
    A glow worm's never glum
    Cos how can you be grumpy
    When the sun shines out your bum!
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 3,530
    Could the thorny one be Berberis?  Lots of species, mostly vicious.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 828
    The 3rd and 4th photos are of the same plant Eric's Mum but thanks for the suggestions.  It's not skimmia and has a different flowerhead to H. anomala subsp. petiolaris.

    Pyracantha is a possibility for the first plant (first two photos).  Would you get P. that never have flowers or berries, just leaves?  The plant hasn't been pruned in any way for over 3 years so they haven't been cut off.
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