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TerrysWorldTerrysWorld South MonmouthshirePosts: 129
Could anyone ID this bush in the photo please. 


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  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,206
    There may be 2 separate shrubs there.
    The plain green leaves with the pink flowers, looks like a Spirea.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,586
    spiraea douglassii, a nightmare of invasive sukering roots. I'd remove it ASAP
    Devon.
  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,063
    The variegated one is possibly Weigela.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,586
    Weigela florida variegata
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,433
    The spirea if the devil👺. Seek and destroy.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
    B3 said:
    The spirea if the devil👺. Seek and destroy.
    Why are these shrubs sold for gardens?
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,561
    The same way industrial white sliced loaf is sold - someone will buy it because they don't know any better.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 751
    Can it be kept under control by cutting it to the ground when it’s done flowering?
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,433
    I got rid of one by cutting it to ground level, watching out for shoots and snipping them off. The plant eventually gets exhausted. It was sneaking under next door's fence, but it gave up in the end. The reddish brown suckers are easy enough to spot if that's happening in your garden too. It's a PITA but there are many worse weeds.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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