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SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119


  • SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119
    Hi, does anyone know what shrub this is? Do you think that is frost damage? Thank you.
  • batwood14batwood14 Posts: 193
    It looks like Euonymus possibly 'Emerald and Gold' and yes frost damage. Get rid of the damaged leaves and could do with a mulch of compost though which will help it recover.   
  • Looking at the buds I think it's a variegated rhododendron, possibly a ponticum type.
  • SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119
    thank you
  • gardenman91gardenman91 Posts: 429
    Hi Sandy it looks like Euonymus to me, to be sure, if you look at the leaf edges are they serrated? As in do they have ‘teeth’? A mulch would greatly help :smile:
  • SandygardenSandygarden Posts: 119
    It’s not my plant, but the owner thinks it’s a rhododendron. I’m not familiar with variegated rhodys and thought it might be Eleagnus Limelight. Agree about mulch!
  • I was pretty certain it was a rhodo. The extremely odd thing is it would only have produced flower buds if it had sufficient water last year - clearly it did. I am at a loss as to what has caused all the lower leaves to fall when the buds the uppermost leaves persist. Are the roots still firm in the soil? I'm wondering if it has been waterlogged.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 8,131
    Daft question maybe, but isn't there a label still on it? The white thing? Or has it faded so much that it's illegible?
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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