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What is this shrub? It just appeared

IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 101
Is it worth keeping in the border?


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 3,983
    I suspect that is a Cotoneaster shrub. Could be Cotoneaster Bullatus or Rehderi which has slightly larger leaves.
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 1,190
    Something this size, doesn't just appear ;) 
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  • Loraine3Loraine3 Posts: 301
    Yes it can, a present from the birds.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 21,064
    Maybe but more than one year's growth there.
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  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 101
    I didn’t notice it last year so maybe it was shorter then. It’s got aphids on it, little green bugs and ants farming it.  I must have three of these tall shrubs forming now. I’m more familiar with the small leaf cotoneaster which can also become tree like and has lots of little seedlings I pull out, probably from the berries that drop.
  • Wayfaring tree (Viburnum Lantana)?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 2,298
    Cotoneaster leaves are alternate on a branch.
    Viburnum leaves are opposite on the branch.
    To me leaves look alternate...making it Cotoneaster sp.
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  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants W Mids Posts: 101
    Thanks, I’ll check the leaves
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