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Can anyone identify this shrub/plant thankyou :) Two photos supplied







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,902

    That looks to me like elder (Sambucus) that has been coppiced and what you have there is one year old growth. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,584

    Can we have an in focus pic of leaves with a bit of stem? I'm thinking either elder or buddleja.image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,423


    Elder smells horrible Paul, scrape a bit or rub the leaves and see what it smells like

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I thought perhaps a spiraea but I just didn't know. It is 100 not a buddleija and i doubt an elder as I know both of them and the sambucus comes out in purple leaves (I thought) so I really do know what it is......oh I wish I could have one of you experts come along to view it and tell me image  I tried to get close with my Iphone but it just will not take a close up with good images....its very frustrating....

  • Ok nutcutlet I will try that but I can usually identify elder image

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,584

    My elder is the wild sort and the leaves are much more advanced than that already.

  • Ryan LloydRyan Lloyd Posts: 395

    Could it be a syringa? 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,423

    They don't look like elder leaves emerging to me Fidget.

    Ryan, there's Syringa vulgaris etc which I know as lilacs 

    Then there's syringa, which is what some people call philadelphus.

    If you mean philadelphus I think it's a possibility


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hi Ryan, no its 100% not a lilac image


  • No its not Philadelphus either nutcutlet as I have seen many of them and its not it...ah its annoying

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