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trying to identify this shrub, have tried with two pictures, hope it helps







  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,589

    Are these the same pics as last week.?

    Can we have a close up of the leaves?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,430

    Those leaves should have developed a bit more by now, give us more of a chance

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,876

    looks like some form of Sambucus. ( elder) but I'd not risk my reputation on it.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,933

    Have we thought about the Wayfaring Tree - viburnum lantana? 

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

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,430

    I think it could any number of things. The leaves or a good close up of the emerging  leaves would help

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Ok cool I will take a close up of them this Wednesday when I go back, its 100% not a buddleja or sambucas image 

  • Oh actually I have a picture of something completely separate with the leave, if I post it on here can any of you perhaps identify it image


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  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Posts: 12,424

    I have a shrub which lookds quite similar which is only just leafing out. It's a callicarpa bodinieri var. giraldii - fairly unusual, I think it's common name is Beauty bush but I could be wrong.The stems look much like yours at the moment. Supposed to have tiny bright purple berries late summer that birds like. Mine were so tiny, you could hardly see them but I have been told that two bushes are better for berrying. About 6- 10 ft high and deciduous. Fully hardy and does best in full sun.

    What do others think?


    North East Somerset - Clay soil over limestone
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