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can anyone identify this evergreen please?

Hi there - very newbie gardener so apologies if this is a very obvious question!

I bought this plant ages ago and it was in a pot for a couple of years - I've just moved somewhere with a lovely garden and so have been able to plant it out. I've seen lots of these in neighbours' gardens, fully grown into lovely large 5 /6 feet high evergreen shrubs, and would like to buy another one - but I don't remember what it is! Searching online nurseries hasn't thrown up any light - can anyone help please?

Many thanks!

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  • (sorry it's sideways, when I uploaded it, it was the right way up!)

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005

    It looks like a Pieris keenbg - can't enlarge it well enough though. It looks a bit sickly though - what is your soil like?

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



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks - I think it might be the pic, it looks much healthier in real life! Well drained light soil.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005

    They don't like alkaline soil, so as long as it's neutral to acidic it'll be fine. If the soil's very light and free draining you might want to add some manure to give the soil a bit more oomph. They do best with a bit of shade  image

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



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Thanks! It's in a semi shaded spot image I can't find that name by googling - is there a common name to search on, or maybe a typo? Cheers!
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005

    Definitely Pieris - it'll bring up something like japonica after it. There are a few common varieties like Mountain Fire and Forest Flame  image

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



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,041

    google pieris japonica, I've just got it up.

    Devon.

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





  • Thank you! Christmas brain drain image
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005

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



    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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