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Zoe P2Zoe P2 Posts: 584
I found this plant growing by my compost bins, which, in situ, looks like a potential shrub.  As its position makes it difficult for a clear picture, I cut off one of its branches and placed it in a pot of gravel for me to photograph properly.

The leaf looks somewhat familiar to me but I have no idea what exactly it is.

I would be grateful for any help.

Thank you.



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  • Zoe P2Zoe P2 Posts: 584
    Here is another picture of it, a little less zoomed in and with the light on it.

    Hope it helps!




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  • ERICS MUMERICS MUM Posts: 527
    At first I thought it might be a germinated avocado stone but after googling an image I’m not sure.

    no help at all, sorry !
  • PhaidraPhaidra Posts: 501
    Hi Zoe

    I'm, probably, the least knowledgeable gardener on the planet, but I was wondering if that's a viburnum of some kind.  It sort of looks a bit familiar to me too. 

    However, I'm sure someone here knows exactly what it is and will come to your aid.  There are many kind and generous posters here.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,859
    Erics mum, I thought exactly the same.  Can we see a photo of the original plant? I doubt an avocado would survive a winter outside, and if it has branched it is probably more than a year old.  The other thing with leaves like that is a magnolia.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Sam 37Sam 37 Posts: 977
    Hi Zoe

    I think Phaidra is right.  My mother-in-law had a whole hedge of these which were constantly attacked by something and year after year would end up with lacy leaves!  The new leaves were at first lush and green, like your plant, but they would soon become rather unsightly.  She got tired of it and had the whole thing removed.

    On the other hand, it may well be a magnolia, as Fidget says.
  • Zoe P2Zoe P2 Posts: 584
    Ericsmum, Phaidra, Fidgetbones and Sam, Thank you very much for your replies.  I'm pretty sure it's not a magnolia or an avocado.  I grew one of the latter a few years ago, so I remember it well.

    I googled hedging viburnum and it seems that's what it is.

    Again, thank you all for your help.




    I have a dream that my.. children.. one day.. will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character

      Martin Luther King

  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,964
    At first glance it looks like Viburnum tinus .
  • Zoe P2Zoe P2 Posts: 584
    Yes, it apparently is, Paul.



    I have a dream that my.. children.. one day.. will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character

      Martin Luther King

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