Shrub Identification

Hi,

Could anyone assist in identifying this shrub please? For info this was in the corner of the small front garden directly next to footpath when i moved in and it had been cut back to ground.

The elderly neighbour thinks it does not flower although I am unsure on the reliability of this info.

Here are some pic of the shrub and close up of the leaves.

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 Andy

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    I recognise this. Pity I can't remember what it's called image

  • SingySingy Posts: 206
    nutcutlet wrote (see)

    I recognise this. Pity I can't remember what it's called image

    Doh image

    Any idea how i could identify it?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    Some one else probably will know and I'll think about it. It's not something I grow but have seen it around. 

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    Could it be a hibiscus?

  • SingySingy Posts: 206

    Do you mean Symphoricarpos albus?

    It looks similar, but when i google it most pictures have white fruit on.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 24,244

    If it's been cut back it won't have flowered and fruited. I'm not convinced though.

  • DaintinessDaintiness Posts: 949

    I would feed it and water it and wait. If it is a hibiscus it will not flower until August/September.

  • CercisCercis Posts: 42

    I'm thinking Symphoricarpos too... 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,711

    Doesn't look like a Symphoricarpos to me - leaves look wrong.  

    If you zoom right in on some areas of the photo, some of the tips of the new shoots look pink - I've been googling pink tipped shrubs etc, but haven't come up with anything yet - there's something in the back of my mind but I can't retrieve it and I've got to get ready for work ...............

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
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