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Trev7186Trev7186 Posts: 7

Hi,  I'm new to this forum and to gardening in general, the problem is I have a plant I can't identify and wonder ifanyone can help (see pics attached). Thanks in advance. image







  • It looks like pyracantha to me, does it have big long spines on the stems?

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,762

    Spirea - probably 'Snowmound' Trev.image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Trev7186Trev7186 Posts: 7

    Hi, Potsandpansies and Fairygirl. It has no spines so I guess its Spirea, thanx for the quick replies image

  • landgirl100landgirl100 Posts: 655

    The close-up looks like a hawthorn to me, possibly Crataegus persimilis 'Prunifolia'. This would also have spines. But either of the other suggestions are good too. The photos won't enlarge for me, and I think they are upside down.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,855

    it's NOT spiraea snowmound. It might be exochorda or deutzia, but it's hard to tell with all the other foliage around it.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,852

    The photos enlarged for me - the leaves aren't hawthorn-ish - they look more pyracantha-ish to me - but if there are no spines image

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

  • It looks like pyracantha, the soft growth tends not to be thorny. 

  • Trev7186Trev7186 Posts: 7

    Hostafan hi, did you see the close up pic? Thanx for the replies landgirl100 and Hostafan. 

  • Trev7186Trev7186 Posts: 7

    The flowers are very small about 8mm across. My wife's just been and looked at the plant more closely and I've been misleading you sorry image it does have spines further down the plant. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,415

    and is it evergreen?

    It looks more like a pyracantha than anything else to me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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