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can someone please identify this beautiful shrub?

Hello all,

Firstly, can someone please identify this beautiful shrub? I have one in my front garden and I love it .
Secondly, I have another one located by a north facing wall in my back garden and it receives only evening sun so it's quite a shaded area. It's half the size of the other. My question is how would it respond to being dug up and moved to a sunnier spot?

Many thanks and best wishes
Chris

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,899
    It looks to me like one of the shrubby types of salvia ... possibly Salvia gregii or similar. They certainly like sunny spots. I’ve never transplanted any big ones, but I do know that they strike easily from heeled cuttings or from layering. You can soon have loads of them. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,443
    Does it flower? I'm thinking maybe Spirea, one of the pink flowered ones?. The leaves and growth habit don't really look like any of my shrubby salvias, but a closeup would help, and a description of the flowers if it's had any.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,899
    Are the leaves pungent if crushed?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.





  • Sorry. In my original draft, I mentioned it had small red/pink flowers/buds
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,443
    edited April 2020
    Anything like either of these? Or something else? We could both be way off the mark :)

         




    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I suspect it might be a Spiraea Japonica but beyond that not sure which one. Cannot see the leaves properly.

    You could always move it, but prepare the hole all in advance and water generously throughout the year. They should do fine in semi shade too. Whilst it’s cooler now and a bit damp you could try. But avoid hot sunny days, you want it to settle as quickly as possible. 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Would like to see clearer pics to show the leaves.
    Maybe Spiraea sp.


    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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