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Catmint61Catmint61 Posts: 2
We moved into a new house in February and in Spring noticed that one of the large shrubs seemed to have died. From its shape I thought it looked like it could have been a large azalea or rhododendron. We started to chop it back and then noticed new shoots growing through. I know it's not much to go on, but could anyone identify it for me. Thanks.


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    edited June 2020
    It is difficult to know at this stage. May have to wait until the leaves grow more. Yes, they could be a Rhododendron, especially if the leaves curl back and are quite thick/stiff. However, it also looks a bit like Cotoneaster too.
  • Catmint61Catmint61 Posts: 2
    Yes, I've also been thinking it looks more like a cotoneaster leaf, but I think the old branches were too chunky for a cotoneaster. It looks like I'll just have to be patient. Thank you for your imput.
  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 3,128
    An old Viburnum tinus???
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