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Can you help identify this plant pls?

Dear gardeners, Can you help identify this plant pls? thank you 

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  • EustaceEustace OxfordPosts: 794
    Weigela?
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,577
    Weigela perhaps? 
  • Definitely Weigela. It appears to be a variegated one that has reverted to plain green. This can happen if the occasional plain green branch is not pruned off, as it is able to produce more chlorophyll than the variegated stems and therefore grows more vigourously.
    It happened to one I had. However, I decided that I preferred the plain green and took cuttings, so now how have 2 large, unvariegated shrubs :)
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,147
    Definitely. I'd agree re the reversion too. 
    I'm not keen on those variegated ones either @Buttercupdays - the green always looks better against the flowers IMO. Mind you , I don't like the pink ones anyway  :D
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • i saw this one in my neighbour's garden, i love the flowers, so now i want to try and find it somewhere to buy.. when would be the best time of the year to buy it / plant it?
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 46,147
    Whenever you can find it  :)
    Potted plants can be planted at any time other than when it's frosty, or when ground is waterlogged - which wouldn't suit the shrub anyway  ;)
    It's easier for shrubs to establish through autumn and early winter, so it's a very good time.
    Burncoose is a good nursery and they usually have lots of varieties of Weigela.  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


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