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What are these shrubs?

does anyone know what these plants are please,
The second ones been cut back quite a few times by the look of it.I did wonder if it is a type of dogwood.its about 4 foot high
The first one is a small shrub,about 60-70cms high with small white flowers which don’t smell but are pretty.
thanks in advance.


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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,347
    The second one looks like a hazel. 
    Has it been coppiced?
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 21,451
    Verbena bonarensis and hazel, i think.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,451
    Looking at wrong plant for no 1 sorry!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Dovefromabove I do think it’s been coppiced by the look of it.Adds a bit of height to the bed.
  • B3 I’ve got verbena bonneartis it’s purple and has sort of serrated leaves,unless it’s a soft leafed white version.......?
  • No worries B3
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,688
    1. White flowers belong to Deutzia sp...maybe one such as Deutzia gracilis.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=DEUTZIA+gracilis&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjV7qPLv6DiAhVTqHEKHVicDQsQ_AUIDigB&biw=1920&bih=944

    2. Corylus avellana ...common name Hazel.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Silver surfer is that witch hazel and what would the hazel be grown for?Thanks re Deutzia
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,347
    Not Witch Hazel ... it’s the hazelnut bush ... if you can beat the squirrels to them!

    And when you coppice the bush (every 5-7 years or so) the poles are the best supports ever for runner beans. 
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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,688
    Silver surfer is that witch hazel and what would the hazel be grown for?
    Thanks re Deutzia
    Agree with Dove.
    It is definitely hazel.
    See pic below.
    Note the edges of the leaves.
    1. Hamamelis...witch hazel
    2. Corylus avellana...hazel


    2.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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