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LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925

Saw this in a beautiful garden in Hampshire, but the owner is not sure what it is. Lovely rose-like flowers but not a rose-like plant. It is a shrub that has got very tall - at least 12 feet.

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  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,812

    Eucryphia nymanensis.

  • I think Eucrypia as well the leaves look wrong for Philadelphus, 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 79,503

    Eucryphia nymanensis isn't a shrub I know, probably because it needs acid soil, but it looks absolutely gorgeous

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/gardening/3336150/How-to-grow-Eucryphia.html

    I shall certainly keep my eyes open for it in gardens on acid soil at this time of year.

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  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925
    Yes! It's definitely eucryphia - thanks. It was absolutely stunning. I'll let the gardener know (it's an inherited garden, full of amazing specimen plants - he's maintaining it beautifully but doesn't know what every single thing is).
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • kathy 6kathy 6 Posts: 261

    That's it LG I thought it looked rose like too, the site I googled it on never mentioned acid soil just moist , glad I asked before buying one , soil test kit I think image

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,900

    They do not like strong cold winds either. We would love to be able to grow them, but they do not like our frost pocket and windy garden.

  • Novice23Novice23 East SussexPosts: 182

    Agree with Patsy, not heard of it before, but will see if it suits my garden.  It would be a good replacement for a recently removed aged rose.   Can I prune it to keep it to a certain height/width?  

  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925

    Oh my goodness - I've just been given one for Christmas!

    I don't know what soil I've got, I don't know where to put it, oh gosh. I hope I can keep it alive - it is the *most* exquisite plant.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LG_LG_ SE LondonPosts: 3,925

    I'd also like to know about the possibility of keeping it pruned back a bit.

    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    Eucryphia x nymanensis is definitely a tree, at least 25 ft high. It is a hybrid and one of its parents is Eucryphia glutinosa. This plant is deciduous unlike Nymanensis, hardier and important, more of a shrub, with flowers the equal of Nymanenis. Like its offspring it must have acid soil.

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