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HKhanHKhan Posts: 17
About 8ft tall in a sunny position on clay soil. 
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  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,414
    Possibly Eupatorium of some sort ?
  • HKhanHKhan Posts: 17
    Thank you. I’ve never heard of that. Is it a shrub that flowers?
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 10,414
    There are various types, it could be this one, but l am not 100% sure.
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/7030/eupatorium-purpureum/details

    Hopefully someone can confirm  :)
  • HKhanHKhan Posts: 17
    Not sure as the leaves are quite round. It’s also mushing up through the lawn in places. New garden and unusual plants emerging regularly!
  • HKhanHKhan Posts: 17

  • JennyJJennyJ DoncasterPosts: 6,653
    Is it a shrub with permanent woody branches or a perennial that dies back completely and regrows from ground level every year? If it's a shrub, maybe Leycesteria formosa?
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569
    Clerodendron bungei
  • HKhanHKhan Posts: 17
    Leycesteria formosa? Definitely not as I’ve got one already and very different. Woody stem deciduous. 
    Thank you nutcutlet, I’m pretty sure you’ve cracked it! It’s also in a coastal garden which says they like. 1/2 mile from the coast. Many thanks to all watch this space for more interesting finds 😁👍
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,569
    test it for smell of leaves @HKhan, they're quite strong
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,929
    Clerodendrum bungei.....it can get a bit invasive.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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