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2 x Plant ID’s please

Hi all. I have 2 plants that neither of us know what they are. The second one (Photos uploaded in a different order) is growing out of our hedge, I’ve tied it up as it’s a leaner. The first is growing beside our Rose and again no idea what it is.


  • edited September 2020
    The one in the top photo looks like an ash tree to me. If you don't want it there you need to dig it up ASAP before it's too big to do so.
    The other one looks familiar so I'm sure someone will know what it is 
    Edit, possibly a weigela? 
    No longer newish but can't think of a new name so will remain forever newish.  B)

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 84,046
    edited September 2020
    Get rid of the ash tree ... you don’t want it in your garden. A previous resident left us two. Wonderful for wildlife but they grow huuuge! It cost us £500 a few years ago to get rid of one and it’s costing us ££650 this year to pollard the second. You really don’t want to leave it too long do you 😉 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • 1. Fraxinus excelsior...common name ash.
    Agree with Stephanie and Dove remove asap.

    2. Possibly Forsythia sp.
    You will know in spring if it has yellow flowers before the leaves open.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • The 2nd one looks like it could be Exochorda aka Pearl Bush. 
  • phodg84 said:
    The 2nd one looks like it could be Exochorda aka Pearl Bush. 
    Mystery shrub has leaves that are opposite on a branch which rules out Exochorda which has alternate leaves. see pic below.  Sorry.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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