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Mystery Shrub?

Hi, can anyone identify the pictures shrub please? It flowers in May.  I would also like to know how to prune it and take cuttings from it.  Many thanks.


  • Exochorda macrantha The Bride is a popular one.
    Please look for the seed capsules.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • see above.
    Just found some on your pic..see below.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Thank you very much!  I have googled it and it seems I should have pruned it after flowering.  Would you know if it’s too late to do so now or should I wait until spring? 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 4,024
    If you must prune it, then do it now. If you do it next Spring you won't get any flowers. :s
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,645
    edited September 2021
    Papi Jo said:
    If you must prune it, then do it now. If you do it next Spring you won't get any flowers. :s
    If you do it now surely there will be no flowers next spring.???
    I would follow the advise below.
    Quote www..
    "For best results, grow Exochorda x macrantha 'The Bride' in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. It's important that it is pruned right after flowering, to ensure a good show of flowers the following year. Do this by cutting back each flowering stem by half their length, after blooming has ended."

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,937
    edited September 2021
    No harm will be done by leaving it unpruned now … pruning every year isn’t essential …. Enjoy the flowers then prune it straight after flowering next year. 😊 

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

  • Thank you so much
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,353
    edited September 2021
    I agree - just leave it until it's flowered next year. Lovely shrubs.  :)
    They only need pruning occasionally, and often just to remove old or damaged branches etc, although, like many shrubs, you can certainly prune back a bit harder if it's getting a bit big for it's position, or needs rejuvenating. 

    It looks like it has a very good site there though.  :)

    Forgot to say - you asked about cuttings too. Most shrubs can have softwood cuttings taken in spring or summer.
    Here's a link which will explain it more easily :
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thank you for the very valuable advice 😁 It does love its position but it’s getting too big and does need rejuvenating.
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