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Can anyone ID this hedge please?

pyra88pyra88 Central Scotland Posts: 80
Sootted this on a walk. It was absolutely covered in bees and butterflies. It was about 1 metre tall. Thanks in advance! 

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,669
    Some sort of Sprirea possibly?
    I've seen similar Viburnum flowers too
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  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 31,008
    Foliage looks more viburnum-y than spirea, so probably that @Pete.8 The summer spireas aren't quite flowering here yet. 
    Bit of weevil damage too - they like viburnum  ;)
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,261
    I thought cotoneaster, maybe C cornubia?
    Devon.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 5,669
    Yes, that's what threw me.
    Plenty of Spireas in flower round here and most viburnums seem to have finished flowering.
    I've seen Hawthorn flowers that look almost identical, but wrong leaves....
    Be interesting to find out what it is.
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 31,008
    edited 1 July
    I initially thought cotoneaster too @Hostafan1, but the leaves looked very 'soft', if you know what I mean. 
    Perhaps @Silver surfer will be able to confirm or offer other suggestions 

    I just looked at some other images of the cotoneaster, and it does look like that, so you're probably right Hosta. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,241
    edited 1 July
    Hostafan1 said:
    I thought cotoneaster, maybe C cornubia?
    That were my thoughts as well.
    Super red stamen.
    Only hesitation is height...only 1m...normally grows very tall.
    Maybe a baby.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cotoneaster+cornubia+flowers&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwim4pv41qvqAhWCwuYKHUO5A6YQ_AUoAXoECBAQAw&biw=1920&bih=938#imgrc=0BH7Px5A9JjA9M

    Viburnum...opposite leaves.
    Cannot think of any which have red stamen.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,261
    Hostafan1 said:
    I thought cotoneaster, maybe C cornubia?
    That were my thoughts as well.
    Super red stamen.
    Only hesitation is height...only 1m...normally grows very tall.
    Maybe a baby.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=cotoneaster+cornubia+flowers&client=firefox-b-d&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwim4pv41qvqAhWCwuYKHUO5A6YQ_AUoAXoECBAQAw&biw=1920&bih=938#imgrc=0BH7Px5A9JjA9M

    Viburnum...opposite leaves.
    Cannot think of any which have red stamen.
    Good enough for me. 
    I guess the over zealous use of secateurs might explain the height
    Devon.
  • pyra88pyra88 Central Scotland Posts: 80
    Good enough for me. We'll go with that! Thanks guys!

    It's bordering a wall on a public walkway, so I couldn't even chap the door and ask 😂😂 @Hostafan1 a lot of the council maintained bushes round here do seem to get severe haircuts. But they all seem to have bounced back. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,261
    One of the pluses of most Cotoneasters is their reslience
    Devon.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 31,008
    Great for bees though.
    In quiet moments, when cotoneasters and pyracanthas are flowering, one of life's great pleasures is just standing there - listening  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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