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  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,711
    Sadly, @Silver surfer I doubt they would be interested in propagation, they just buy in potted plants and have very little knowledge of those they do.

    It is pretty vigorous (needs a good chop back again), does take my frosty winters ok, to -8 and shrugs off snow, so I think it would be fine in milder parts of the UK.

    I’m not really a fan of variegated foliage but this one is quite subtle, lights up the semi-shady end of the border and sets off Salvia Amistad beautifully.

    I would say the flowers on mine are creamy white, lemon would be a stretching it, but they are tiny and disappear in the foliage. I will take some close-up pics next year.
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,711
    @Silver surfer - as promised, here is a photo of the flowers of that lovely shrub you identified last year. I would say they are creamy green, rather than yellow. But not quite opened fully yet. Sorry for poor quality of photo, the flowers are so tiny, difficult to get them in focus:


    Here’s a photo with it in the background, from last year. Must get rid of that conifer!

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,501
    Nollie...thank you for new very clear pics of the flowers.
    That rules our several shrubs.
    I believe it is Pittosporum sp...there is a list on wiki.
    Many I do not know at all.
    Then there are the named cultivars.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pittosporum

    I am sure it is not Pittosporum tobira..leaf shape is wrong.
    Other Pittosporum can be rules out as the flowers are red.

    I wonder if it might be Pittosporum heterophyllum variegatum/or La Blanca?

    https://www.venditapianteonline.it/shop/pittosporum-meterophyllum-variegatum/

    https://www.biodiversidadvirtual.org/herbarium/Pittosporum-heterophyllum-Franch.-La-Blanca-img27405.html

    In UK Pittosporum are not always hardy...so I am not up to speed on knowing individual shrubs. Sorry.





    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • NollieNollie Girona, Catalunya, Northen SpainPosts: 3,711
    Hi @Silver surfer, very many thanks. We had more or less agreed on it being P. Heterophyllum Variegatum last year, just the flower colour was in question. I must say, that photo in your link of ‘La Blanca’ is an absolutely perfect match and I am more than happy with that  :)
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