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couple of plants for ID please!

thecatsmotherthecatsmother Posts: 139

plant one, tall shrub/hedging, currently just in flower/going over

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plant 2 - this is fresh growth as it was hacked back last autumn.Currently approx 6ft tall, was bigger (neglected)

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plant 3 - possibly a pieris? Ideas on variety?

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plant 4 (2 pics). Huuuge sprawling thing. Stems seem to entwine and twist and wrap to climb. May be about to flower, looking at new growth ends?

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ANy suggestions gratefully received!

 

 

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794

    Think the twiny one might be Clematis armandii?

     http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/clematis-armandii/2923.html 

     

    First one possibly weigela 

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  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 277

    Plant 1 looks like a weigela to me.  And the second one could just possibly be a photinia - are the leaves red when they appear?  No. 3 looks a little like an overgrown choisya and if the 'twiny one' is plant 4, I agree; I think it is clematis armandii. 

  • Peanuts3Peanuts3 Posts: 759

    was going to guess

    1) Weigela

    2) Some sort of Quince ? 

    that is about as far as my knowledge goes, sorry.  good luck.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    Weigela, photinia(?), choisya, evergreen clematis.image

  • thecatsmotherthecatsmother Posts: 139

    Thanks image. We moved here at the start of last June and the clematis has never had any flowers on it in a complete year image. But it was monstrously overgrown/overhanging and thecatsfather hacked it back to regain some of the garden, so perhaps that is what has prompted the possible buds on the new growth? Would be nice if it does flower, and if hacking back rejuvenates it, as we need to do the second half this year!

    The choisya also has never flowered (though it has been in shade of brambles etc which are now gone). Pruning advice says to do it after flowering in May, so as it shows no sign of immiment flowers, shall I just go for it now? It's very leggy with long woody stems with a few leaves on the ends (reaching for the light, presumably)

     

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    2 looks like Viburnum tinus to me. 

    4 doesn't look like Clematis armandii, clematis stems don't twine

    i can see flower buds there. some sort of honeysuckle?

  • SalinoSalino Posts: 1,609

    ..I also think no. 4 might be a honeysuckle... possibly Lonicera henryi... have a look at that one...

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 58,794
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    2 looks like Viburnum tinus to me. 

    4 doesn't look like Clematis armandii, clematis stems don't twine

    i can see flower buds there. some sort of honeysuckle?


    But in the pic the stems at the front are not twining round and round like a honeysuckle are they?  There's just wandering in and out of stuff. 

    There's something twining further back - that looks more like a honeysuckle.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    the catsmother says the stems entwine and wrap.

    In the second pic of No2 look at the left hand shoot. The buds at the end that looks like the flower buds of honeysuckle to me. I can't see anything that looks like C. armandii

  • thecatsmotherthecatsmother Posts: 139

    Thanks for your thoughts, everyone. Re plant 4 pics, it's all one plant - think the stems at the front are just too knackered to entwine image. It's rampant - about 10ft high and was coming into the garden 6ft from the fence (and similar am ount into neighbour's garden over the fence). Looking at images of lonicera henryi I can definitely see the likeness of the flower buds. Will post back if/when it flowers!

    Photinia or viburnum tinus, again I guess it's the flowers that will tell, as the google images look remarkably similar!

    Any thoughts on whether, with a lack of any flowers, now is a good time to prune back the choisya?

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