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D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,223
Have spent the last year cutting back a lot of neglected overgrowth at far end of the garden and have discovered some shrubs/possibly small tree? When they were first 'released' there wasn't much growth on them, but now spring has arrived and they are looking healthy, and hopefully identifiable. 

Any help will be very much appreciated. I think the first one could possibly be a Lilac, but am not sure? 


(1) Close up of leaves



(1) New Growth at the top



(1) Full view of tree/shrub - it is multi stemmed




(2) This poor thing was massively overgrown and got cut back very hard in September/October, I thought Id killed it.  :blush:


(2) Close up of leaves


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  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 1,287
    Lilac and physocarpus maybe

  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,949
    I'd say #1 lilac & #2 Physocarpus opulifolius
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  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 24,929
    Top one does look like lilac.

    Bottom one could be one of the viburnums, maybe sargentii, or possibly a physocarpus diabolo
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  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,223
    Thank you all. 

    I thought it was a Lilac, so am happy with that. 

    The most likely for No.2 now I have looked it up, is Physocarpus opulifoliusPerhaps, when it is a bit more advanced in growth we can work out which one. :)

    Thanks again.  :)
    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,223
    Whilst you are all on top form, perhaps you can help with this one too.... although the frost got this early growth the other day :(






    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,223
    I snuck this extra one in @Papi Jo, @pitter-patter and @Obelixx. :)
    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • AthelasAthelas Posts: 204
    edited 13 April
    Sorry, can’t help with ID...

    I’m planning to try pruning option #2 shown here on my Physocarpus: https://www.finegardening.com/article/how-to-prune-ninebark
  • D0rdogne_DamselD0rdogne_Damsel Saint Yrieix La Perche, Haute Vienne/Dordogne border. FrancePosts: 3,223
    After having to hack it out of a 'jungle' last year I am just happy to know what it is and have a chance of doing it properly this year. It looks like a lovely plant @Athelas
    "To nurture a garden is to feed not just the body, but the soul." — Alfred Austin
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 15,816
    Hello Dordogne Damsel. I knew the other two, but they had been identified. However, I don't know the third one, maybe send a photo when it's a bit more out? It isn't any of the ones I have in my shrub bed. I wonder what colour its leaves will be, red or green?
    Dordogne and Norfolk
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 27,621
    I wonder if it might be Cotinus?
    Devon.
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