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Is this mahonia?

JenTJenT Posts: 5


Grateful if someone could identify this shrub please:


 A close-up of the leaves:


Huge thanks





  • chickychicky Posts: 10,400

    I agree it is not mahonia - does it flower at all?  I'm not sure what it is from just the leaves ....but I am sure others will be along soon who will knowimage

  • Cornus? image

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,728

    kolkwitzia amabilis perhaps

  • Not really extremely large. Just never been cut back like they do behind our house around the play area.

  • JenTJenT Posts: 5

    Thanks very much for your suggestions - have managed to narrow it down at least and should be able to work it out when it next flowers (fingers crossed!)

    Thanks again.

  • HCAHCA Posts: 129

    My money's on it being a Philadelphus.   I don't think the leaves are right for Kolkwitzia or Cornus.  If you look for some old seed pods then Philadelphus seed pods are in four parts.  If it has seed pods then post up an image as they are quite distinct.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I'm with HCAimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
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