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Hello everyone, 

I'm new here and to gardening really so good to meet you all and looking forward to reading tips and learning.

I have this beautiful shrub in my garden which has really taken hold this year. I would love to know what it is please if anyone has any ideas.

I was thinking along the lines of some kind of privet shrub but I'm not sure.

Waxy elongated and slightly wavy edged leave. Staggered leaf stem on the dark brown main stem.

Would really appreciate any pointers.

Thank you in anticipation.


  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,044

    looks like pitisporum

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,044

    P tenuifolium.


  • Thank you very much Hostafan. It seems the leaves will turn colour then. I will keep an eye out!

  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Pittosporum are lovely shrubs and always look so 'fresh'. But not terribly hardy with me in Scotland. Lost a large variegated one 2 years ago in a sheltered position.


    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • This one, if it is a Pittosporum, was feeling very sorry for itself for years really, but this year has suddenly found some life. Like you say. A lovely shrub indeed.

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,027

    There are lots of different varieties Gary. The purples and the variegated ones are particularly nice I think  image

    Would like one - but same as you hogweed - doubt they'd survive for me unless I had exactly the right spot image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Well I'm all read up on pitisporum tenuifolium now Fairygirl. Yes many varieties. Lovely plant. 


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