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Is this a philadelphus?

KitMillerKitMiller Posts: 42

Hi, I bought this plant as a philadelphus virginal last year as a small plant in a 9cm pot. I've had a philadelphus before and this doesnt look like anything like it and there are no buds on it - does anyone think it might be, or is it not?  I'm very suspicious that it isnt. Thanks


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,719
    looks like caryopteris
  • KitMillerKitMiller Posts: 42
    edited June 2019
    Fab!  Correct!!!  Thank you! Thats the answer - my plant pots must have got mixed up as the labels came off in delivery. Thats means its a summer sorbet, what I have labelled as the caryopteris is the philadelpus - which checking it now does look like a philadelphus. They were so small at delivery I couldn't tell the difference as they were like twigs. Many thanks, they are not where I meant them to be, I suppose the best time to move them now is autumn?  Thanks
  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Move them now if you are very careful and keep them well watered but wait until autumn if you want to make it easier on yourself - and your plants. They have put on a lot of growth so well done. 
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,719
    my pleasure @BarbaraKingston
  • KitMillerKitMiller Posts: 42
    Many thanks to you both, I think I will leave them until autumn.
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