Hi, can anyone please put a name to this shrub. I've been searching through books all evening and have come across several that look like it Can somebody come to my rescue....please
Do the flower buds open? It would be a lot easier if I could see that. The leaves look as though they need some nutrient, though.
Looks like a skimmia rubella lacking nutrients.
They prefer neutral to acidic soil, so if you're on chalk that may be the cause of the mottled leaves. I'd give it a dose of fertilizer designed for acid loving plants.
@ Aym - is the stephanotis in a pot? If so I'd repot in good quality fresh MPC and see if that improves things.
Give it time, as the new greener leaves come through, you can remove the mottled ones if you like. Important to use ericaceous compost and feed for skimmia.
Hi, thanks everyone
It is quite healthy really and the leaves always pick up after the winter season. Been in pot a good few years now. The pic was taken yesterday. I'm making an online photo album of all our plants and want to put a name to all of them.
Thanks Verdun, I do have some Epsom Salts , how much to how much please
Another vote for skimmia but not sure which one.
Ta Redwing, I thought so myself yesterday when I was doing my 'book hunt' just wanted to verify it and find out which one
Bumping up to ask for Verduns help