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Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
I saw this shrub in a neighbour's garden.  They didn't know the name of it and neither do I.  Does it have any natural interest, there were no bees on it that I could see.  Can anyone name it for us please?

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  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Physocarpus opulifolius Diabolo Or Lady in Red. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297
    Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diablo
  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,297
    Snap!
  • AsarumAsarum Posts: 657
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,190
    Or this one?

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    Goodness, I didn't expect such a quick response!  Thank you.  I thought the plant was evergreen, and as far as I can see it doesn't attract wildlife, although perhaps the birds could nest in it.  I would imagine that perhaps it isn't a native plant.
  • Mary370Mary370 Posts: 2,003
    I have one..... No it's not evergreen,  beautiful when in flower.
  • Guernsey Donkey2Guernsey Donkey2 Posts: 6,713
    Yes, it certainly does look attractive at the moment, although I would imagine it may look like Berberis in the winter (without the killing thorns on it), bare and lifeless, I do prefer evergreens too ImpatientGardener.
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