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Any ideas what this is? Thought the leaves looked a bit like a delphinium, has grown to 2 metres in height and has not flowered. Perennial. Has multiple stems. Nice structural plant but it’s just growing and growing! Was given to me by chap who landscaped my garden. Thanks in advance. Claire
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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,810
    Might it be a tree peony?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    can we see a bit more of it, what it looks like growing

  • I have cut back at top and sides as was taking over,  needs moving to a more suitable place!
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,368
    Might be a Sambucus, Elder
  • Thanks, can see where you’re both coming from, just weird it hasn’t produced any flowers at all. Planted May last year so it’s the 2nd year & it’s definitely thriving 😁
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    Sambucus nigra laciniata.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • Joy*Joy* Posts: 571
    Elders be they the wild or cultivated have a distinctive smell if you cut the branches. 
  • Sambucus nigra laciniata.
    Perfect! That’s it thank you so much, been driving me nuts!
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    It looks like it may even be the golden leafed version. That tends to be variable depending on how much sun it gets.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • scatpep54scatpep54 Somerset Posts: 11
    I have cut back at top and sides as was taking over,  needs moving to a more suitable place!
    Some sort of acer?
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