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Variegated shrub ID please

Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

Can anyone put a name to this one, please?

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  • looks like a cornus (dog wood) see if the bark goes a nice shade of red or gold over the next few weeks, did it have any flowers?

  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    I didn't notice any flowers. When we came here last summer it was a straggly little thing in amongst some other overgrown shrubs. I cut it back quite hard along with the other shrubs around it to see what would happen and it has come back a bit healthier looking this year. I was just wondering whether to go on nurturing it and whether to prune it again or let it do it's own thing. 

  • Dary12, see if it does produce nice colour bark. Do you remeber if it lost its leaves last winter?   I am I correct, the flowers arent very significant, just little white flatl clusters, we grow them because of the beautiful bark in the winter.  I planted 3 last year, 2 with red stems, in yellow.  It said cut back to 6 inches, I didnt because it was their first year.   What is the fruit next to it?

  • Good God that typing and spelling was awful.  Remember, and should read IF I am correct!

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    google image Populus candicans aurora.

    If it is, it makes a huge tree and suckers like bejeesis.

    Devon.
  • Daryl2Daryl2 Posts: 452

    Phew, hostafan, had a look at populus and luckily it's not that!

    NannyB - I'm sure it lost it's leaves so I'll leave it uncut this year and see what colour I get. There's a lilac crowding it out at the moment but if it is a nice cornus, I might take the lilac out next year and give the cornus more space. 

    The fruits are on a passionflower - lovely aren't they? image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    Could be, Hostafan. looks like a cut back tree, certainly not a cornus.

     

     

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    Daryl, the more I look , I think it is PCA and especially now that nutcutlet has , kinda, agreed.

    It grows like a weed and I've seen so many at car boots where someone digs up a sucker and pots it on. 

    Keep an eye on it.

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,572

    I can only kinda agree because I'm not on intimate terms with this oneimage

    Fortunately

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,482

    We had one here and I cut it down, it then became about 20 suckers spread over many metres. 

    I had the tree surgeon grind them out last month ,but I'm not convinced they'll not be back

    Devon.
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