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What’s this lovely blue shrub!?

Ive Recently moved so still finding out what’s in my garden this shrub started flowering about 2 weeks ago lovely blue flowers! Does anyone know what it is please? & can I take cuttings & if yes what’s the best time? I’d like to grow some more!

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  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,647
    I think it's hibiscus? 
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 8,553
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,611
    I reckon it's Hibiscus "blue bird" or "Oiseau Bleu"

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details%3Fplantid%3D959 

    Hardy, easy to grow, self seeds when happy.   Shoudn't need any pruning except, in late winter before the sap starts rising, to maintain shape and size if it's getting too big.

    Having said that, one of the first magazines I bought after moving here said I could prune my hibiscus back quite hard so I tried it on a pink one and it was OK.  The blue one wil get a trim this coming winter.
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  • Lovely thank you! I may give cuttings a go!! Any advice greatly received!!
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