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Hoping someone can help me identify what this plant is that I have inherited in a garden.





  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,728

    sarcococca ?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350


    My money's on something that grows in acid soilimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • MarlorenaMarlorena Posts: 8,426

    I'd say it's Pernettya mucronata...

    East Anglia, England
  • mollismollis Posts: 151


  • Thank you for all your replies.


    pernettya mucronata looking the favourite at the mo.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,350

    I'm not that familiar with acid loving plants but I think it looks more like crinodendron as mollis suggests

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,728

    looks too compact for crinodendron. But I might well be wrong.

  • Dave HumbyDave Humby Posts: 1,145

    Not sure it's Pernettya mucronata...looking at google images the 'fruits' all seem to be round in form. Your image shows a tail like a rose hip would have.

  • Having googled crinodendron using google images the only examples I can find are very large shrubs. This is only 20cm at best.

    Doesn't mean it won't grow though.

    Another acid loving plant and it is in a garden where the soil is on the acid side of neutral.

    A good feed with an ericaceous fertiliser may get it to flower later on.

  • If this plant is getting towards full size at 15 to 20cm and it likes an acid soil I'm thinking of lifting it and putting it in a pot instead. At the mo it's swamped by much bigger shrubs etc.

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