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Dear Forum Members,

Can anyone identify this shrub please? I’ve tried to take useful photos – i hope they’re helpful. Also, does anyone have any good pruning advice in order to get it to be a more compact shrub and therefore better for privacy? It’s currently 2m in height, but not dense enough so not a great privacy screen.

Many many thanks!

 

The Grateful Deadhead

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  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Cotoneaster, one of the upright ones.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    A cotoneaster, maybe C. simmonsii

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    Ooooh! Thank you.

    Oddly enough it is near to this other non-vertical shrub which I previously thought may be of the cotoneaster family although with the elongated elliptical leaves I wasn't sure. I decided to take some snaps as was still light enough outside and seeing as you both know something about cotoneasters! Is this one also a Cotoneaster?

    Thanks again

  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,714

    C simmonsii makes a good hedge so I'm sure you can chop it back and make it thicken up.  Maybe in late winter?

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 5,714

    Now that one's a lonicera - a shrubby honeysuckle.  Maybe L. pileata?

    "The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life."  Rabindranath Tagore
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,091

    I think it's L pileata

  • Hi -

    Yes, for the C. simmonsii I have managed to find out that pruning would best be late winter early spring. - THANK YOU to both of you.

    I'm really pleased to know what the low-spreading hedge was as well, but sad that this low-lier will not become high enough for screening. That whole side of the garden has become a priority project with regards to screening and maybe the subject of a future thread!

    Bless you!

     

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