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I have what I thought was a camellia in my new garden but the flowers buds certainly don't look camellia-like (see photo). Wondering if anyone knows what it is?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,349

    Hi zebrina,  That looks more like some form of laurel to me.  Must say the leaves don't look all that healthy if it is a laurel.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,954

    Magnolia  grandiflora has leaves and a lax habit like that .

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,954

    Magnolia  grandiflora has leaves and a lax habit like that .oops sorry flower buds wrong for that.

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 959

    A stressed photinia?

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 8,349

    I think you're right Daintiness - that would explain the leaf colour too. image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • thanks all

  • Defo a Photinia - those flowers should come in white. The yellowing leaves are a sign of nutrient stress, normally lack of nitrogen. A weak nitrogen feed would help it ticking along till spring.

  • thanks, yes I think it's the Photinia Fraseri isn't it?

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