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Can anyone identify this bush? Also as it is getting so large can it be safely cut back and if so best time to do it.

Thank you



  • LynLyn Posts: 21,992

    Any chance you can put it on in photo form direct, i cant get that link without signing up.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    I can't see it eiher

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Sorry can you tell me how to upload a picture onto my thread?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,166

    Start with the little tree along the top bar above where you type and it should be clear(ish) from there.


    In the sticks near Peterborough
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    OK I have just discovered how to.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,718

    It looks like one of those supposedly dwarf conifers that aren't.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,718

    If you cut into brown wood it will probably not resprout. It looks like it has outgrown its position. Think of it as an opportunity for something new.

  • FleurisaFleurisa Posts: 779

    Its already got brown bits on it that won't regrow. I'd rip it out.

  • Thanks everyone,the brown leaves come every year and drop off and the bush keeps growing wider.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,718

    It looks like a dog or cat has been spraying it, and that is why the lower leaves are turning brown and dying.

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