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Plant ID please?

KiliKili Posts: 858
edited May 2020 in Plants
Hi all, I was given this plant but, I'm not sure what it is. Is it a Rhodederon or a camellia maybe?

Also its not looking to healthy. I've put it in a tub for now using ericaceous compost.

A. Can you confirm what it is ?

B. Can you advise what's wrong with it and what I can do to bring it back to full health?


Many Thanks

Take care out there and stay safe.

Kili.



'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

George Bernard Shaw'

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  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    edited May 2020
    I think they may be Photinia. Are the leaf edge serrated? I cannot see the size of the pot, but the leaves are quite large, so I suspect, you may need a larger size pot.

    Keep somewhere protected, but warm and sunny. A loam-based compost with added grit should be enough. If they are Photinias, they don't require specific acidic soil. They are also prone to leaf-spot, and on severely affected shrubs, may cause leaf-drop. But I don't think there is anything to worry about on your new plant. Just remove any dead leaves around the base and keep well watered.
  • KiliKili Posts: 858
    Thanks for the suggestion Borderline.

    No the leaf edges don't look serrated to me.

    Anyone else think this is Photinia?

    'The power of accurate observation .... is commonly called cynicism by those that have not got it.

    George Bernard Shaw'

  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,639
    At this stage, I would wait until it matures a bit, but I'm not convinced they are Camellias or Rhododendron. Possibly a type of narrow leaf Cherry Laurel, Prunus Laurocerasus, and there are quite a few. 
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