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Can you please identify this shrub? Tag says forsythia... definitely not because it is green stayed this color for 2 does not flower or change color. 


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,556
    The leaves look like Ribes, flowering currant. Definitely not Forsythia.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,991
    Rub the leaves, do they smell?
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  • makibaholdermakibaholder Posts: 8
    edited May 2020
    no smell when I rub the leaves. Thanks so much for your feedback.
  • WaysideWayside Posts: 845
    Any spikes on the limbs?
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    Could it be a Physocarpus Opulifolius shrub?
  • makibaholdermakibaholder Posts: 8
    edited May 2020
    No spikes on the limbs. I think you might be right Borderline, it may be the luteus- yellow version of ninebark, although it doesn't produce flowers yet. Hopefully it will as it matures.  The leaves look similar. Thank you so much for all your help! That's great
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