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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350
    What type of caryopteris is it? It looks more like a coprosma or something else anyway.
    Coprosma, that's the word that evaded me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350
    I'll eat my hat if that's a Caryopteris. I'd better find an edible one - just in case

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • pitter-patterpitter-patter Posts: 2,378
    Pittosporum, coprosma... something along those lines.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,268
    Looks more like a Coprosma to me too. Not completely hardy.
    Looking forward to my new garden with clay soil here in South Notts.

    Gardening is so exciting I wet my plants. 
  • Thanks to all. 
    The label says Caryopteris "Pink Perfection" and it was bought at the NT shop in Stourhead. I do hope that there wasn’t a child that changed the labels out of fun 🤨

    I my garden.

  • Simone_in_WiltshireSimone_in_Wiltshire Posts: 988
    edited April 2022
    Here the image that I took last year

    I my garden.

  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 11,960
    I don't think that's a Caryopteris I'm afraid.

    Mine's got no leaves on it all and I haven't yet pruned yet as it's not been warm enough.
    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I agree it's not a Caryopteris. The shrub might a young Corokia Virgata.
  • I just read about Coprosma and believe I will give it to neighbours 😉

    I my garden.

  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 10,065
    edited April 2022
    I don't think that's a Caryopteris. Could it be a Convolvulus cneorum that's in too cold a location?
    On second thoughts Coprosma is more likely.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
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