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Louise BLouise B Posts: 81
Hello, There was a shrub planted in the veg patch next to a gooseberry bush but it didn't produce anything edible as far as I know so I cut it down to the ground and somehow it grew back. In the early spring time around March/April the leaves are a lovely red and in striking contrast it also produces clusters of small white flowers. I think it looks really attractive. I don't get a photo at that time and now it's turned much more green with just a hint of the red and the flowers are turning into what look like berries that birds would eat. There beginnings of the berries are in the photo but a little hard to spot. Anyone know what it is? Thanks click for photo


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,384

    Possibly a chokeberry (Aronia.)   If so, the leaves turn to fantastic shades of red in the autumn.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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    Hi think I may have just posted a pic ... not sure how ... but does anyone recognise the flowering plant it was here when I moved in... image


  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,537

    It looks to me like Amelanchier. I have one in my garden that was a gift from a bird, though I have never seen a berry on mine. They probably get eaten too fast!

    Pretty bronzy new leaves in spring, bunches of pretty white flowers witn pointy petals, colours up nicely in autumn.  Can be kept as a shrub by pruning, but mine is now about 18 foot tall and looking glorious.

  • Hi Buttercupdays, 

    I think they are buds not berries, I took the pic on Friday, it is taller than me at 5ft2" and looked lovely, I googled Amelanchier and the petals looked thinner and further apart; are there variants? *Wishes I studied horticulture!

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,425

    Sunshine I think buttercup is responding to the original post. To ID two plants for 2 people on one thread is tricky. Yours are buds, I think it's a wiegela but I can't see the leaves, another photo on another thread would be goodimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Thanks nutcutlet sorry to OP got carried away when I was reading about plant ID and then managed to post a pic! Will try on another thread although I only have two pics so might have to get out tomorrow and take another! image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,425


    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    It looks like Weigela to me.  My Amelanchier finished flowering a few weeks ago and is much more delicate with no pinkish tinges.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,425

    The original plant for ID is in the first post Melimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • MelspadMelspad Posts: 73

    OK -!!!HA HA

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