What is this plant in our back garden?
We have this pink plant growing in our back garden, which has been growing there for many years. It looks similar to a buddleia, but has smaller flowers. Does anyone know what it's called?
I think it could be Spiraea douglasii
That photo is a stock image of a Callistemon, common name 'bottle brush'. The pink variety may be 'wimmerensis'.
Vendée, Western France
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
Spiraea is far more likely in the UK than the Alamy stock photo which is of Callistemon, a native of Australia ( although it does grow quite happily here given the right conditions ) . If it grows quite tall and spreads by suckering, I'd go with spiraea douglasii, yes.
edited April 2021
Sorry SlipperyElm but Alamy Stock image above is not Callistemon.
Agree with others Spiraea douglasii
Perthshire. SCOTLAND .