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Can you help me ID this shrub?

sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
Hi!

Please be kind enough to help me identify this shrub!

Its just outside my front window, and it doesn't look healthy at all.  A lot of the leaves have turned brown.

It is a mature shrub, and it is in a sheltered position, and i'm not sure what is wrong with it.



Does anyone know what it is and what is wrong with it?

Thank you again :) 

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364
    That may be a Weigela. I have many shrubs with brown leaves like that his year. Lack of water and heat are the main problems
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564
    oh!! I thought cornus?
    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364
    Hostafan1 said:
    oh!! I thought cornus?
    Hmmmm. maybe you're right Hosta, more likely to be suffering drought as well.

    Dunno
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,564
    I'm sure we can both happily agree on the " drought damage" 
    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,364
    Hostafan1 said:
    I'm sure we can both happily agree on the " drought damage" 
    Unfortunately, yes. the bulk of it doesn't look too bad though
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    Thank you!

    Is there no way of telling which type?

    The information here https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=360 gives different advice on pruning for different varieties - shall I just leave it and wait till it flowers next to see?

    Thanks again!
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,556
    Water it generously - at least 5 litres a time - over the next few days and until you get some decent rain.    Always best to wait for flowers to help identify both the shrub and its pruning requirements tho if it's stressed it may well not flower at all this year.    It will be doing its best to survive by conserving energy for its roots and shoots.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • sabeehasabeeha Posts: 292
    I understand, thank you!
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