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Name of shrub please

arcazybtsarcazybts South East LondonPosts: 5
hi, does anyone know what this shrub is please? 

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  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,004
    edited January 2019
    Garrya Elliptica 'James Roof'
  • arcazybtsarcazybts South East LondonPosts: 5
    Thank you 😊 
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 574
    A lovely shrub fro Winter.
    I had a Garrya years ago. My daughter, who was about 4 at the time, was so excited because  ' Mummy was growing a caterpillar tree! '
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    edited January 2019
    arcazybts, That is a nice picture of the catkins.

    @yorkshirerose Love your daughters observation I hope she was not disappointed when they didn't turn into butterflies.

    They are a shrub I have noticed and like, a friend had a huge one in their garden. I might have to see if we could fit one in here just so we can call it the Caterpillar tree :)
  • arcazybtsarcazybts South East LondonPosts: 5
    The picture was taken at a local gardens, I fell in love with it. I would like to buy one that’s about 1.5-2mts tall, does anyone know anywhere in UK that sell this size please? 
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 7,444
    I think you might need a mortgage to buy one that size... unless you can find one trained on trellis.  They are often grown as wall shrubs.

    The biggest I can find on line is 1.3m, here:

    https://www.paramountplants.co.uk/plant/garrya/garrya-elliptica.html

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • arcazybtsarcazybts South East LondonPosts: 5
    I think you might need a mortgage to buy one that size... unless you can find one trained on trellis.  They are often grown as wall shrubs.

    The biggest I can find on line is 1.3m, here:

    https://www.paramountplants.co.uk/plant/garrya/garrya-elliptica.html

    Oh thank you so much, this is not to far away from where I live. Think one will be joining my garden this year 🤗
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    If you do find one, give it a sheltered spot.   I lost the one I planted in my Belgian garden to a -15C which was normal for my garden.  Being evergreen makes them more susceptible I think.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • arcazybtsarcazybts South East LondonPosts: 5
    Thanks Obelixx, I am in south London UK so don’t see temps fall that far. I have a very sheltered spot that I wanted something fabulous for so this will be perfect. I popped into a local tree/shrub nursery today close to home and actually found this shrub there, not as big as I would have liked but £9 for about a metre tall and grown outside seemed to good to pass up. So I fetched it home with me 🤗
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    Good find.  Hope it does well for you.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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