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I like the planting scheme in the attached photos but don't know the name of the plants. Can anyone kindly identify them for me? Thanks in advance.


  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,449
    edited May 2021
    Hard to tell without closeups, unfortunately. I think the shrub with the dark foliage and light flowers is probably one of the dark-leaved elders, maybe "Black Lace" or similar.
    To my eye the pictures look a bit "off" somehow though, not quite real somehow. Are they  computer mock-ups, or something like that? If so, there's no guarantee that all the plants actually flower at the same time or will be happy in the same conditions.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • I think they may be computer generated images as the pictures are from the property details of a new house.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,449
    Ah, that makes sense. In that case whether it is an achievable planting scheme in terms of the conditions that the plants like, their flowering times and their spacing is entirely dependent on the knowledge and experience of the person who created it. If their aim was to make something that looks nice with the aim of selling houses, I'm rather sceptical (sorry!).
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • LoxleyLoxley Posts: 5,690
    edited June 2021
    It's a CGI bit I can also make out Sambucus 'Black Lace'. The big white flowers in the foreground of the last shot look like Hydrangea 'Mme Emile Moulliere', and there is Salvia in the first shot, S. 'Amethyst' looks close. Possibly pink and white Cosmos too.
    "What is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbour". 
  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,134
    There's also a grass in the final shot which looks like Pennisetum orientale, and the shrub could also be the slightly less world-dominating Physocarpus opulifolius 'Diabolo'. There is a pink hardy Geranium--you could use Geranium x oxonianum 'Wargrave Pink' to get this effect. I'm stumped by what the small round pink spheres are, but you could probably use a pink-variegated Hebe like 'Heartbreaker' to get a similar effect. For the tree, I think they've cheated a bit; it looks like a form of birch, but you don't want that within such a short distance of a building. An Amelanchier, such as 'Ballerina', might be good instead.
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