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EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 442

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 33,315
    viburnum of sorts

    Devon.
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,114
    Viburnham rhytidophyllum.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 442
    Thank you @GardenerSuze
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  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,114
    @Emerion It has the most stunning leaves but not to everyone's taste.   I don't normally have a problem with pollen but this makes me sneeze, it does a great job by the compost bin where I admire it from afar
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 3,706
    Viburnham rhytidophyllum.
    Viburnum rhytidophyllum
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 442
    I’m wondering if it is a rhytidophyllum @GardenerSuze because the leaves on my shrub are never what you would call stunning. If you look at the closer picture, they never look any different than that. I think it’s about 15 or 16 years old. 
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  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze I garden in South Notts on an improved clay soil Posts: 3,114
    @Emerion Thank you for coming back I would hate to give a wrong id. It is a Viburnham for sure. The mature leaves are 5 to 6 inches in length and shiny. Some of the flowers are up to 5inches across. No scent.
    It can be difficult to ID Viburnhams as there are so many but V rhytidophyllum should be obvious. I rarely see it for sale. As said it makes me sneeze and I do know someone who has an allergy to it. Not everyone likes it's leaves,the stems on the new growth are slightly hairy for want of a better description.
    The most serious gardening I do would seem very strange to an onlooker,for it involves hours of walking round in circles,apparently doing nothing. Helen Dillon.
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 442
    edited May 2022
    @GardenerSuze 🙂It’s not a rhytidophyllum then. The leaves are matte and about 3 inches long. At least I know it’s a viburnum now.  
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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 11,011
    Maybe @Silver surfer would know ? 
  • robairdmacraignilrobairdmacraignil CorkPosts: 670
    I have a Wayfaring tree (Viburnum lantana) that looks similar to the one above and has just started to flower recently.

    Happy gardening!
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