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what shrubs are these?


I have a few mature shrubs in my garden and would like to give them a more aggressive pruning this spring as they are slowly overtaking the garden and encroaching on each other.

I know I have buddleia but not sure what are the name of the shrub with silver leaves and the one that has red buds now and then reddish leaves?

Your advice would be much appreciated.

Kind Regards,


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,672
    Welcome to the forum  :)
    I'm not sure, but the second one could be Brachyglottis? There will be people who will know for certain. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,692
    No1 might be Cotinus
  • robairdmacraignilrobairdmacraignil CorkPosts: 588
    Is the top one smoke bush (cotinus coggygria)?

    I agree the second one could be Brachyglottis greyi.
  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,364
    I agree with both of those.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Thank you for all the advice. Much appreciated!

    Kind Regards,
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