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Please ID these shrubs for a novice

Some I can't see enough to ID but 1 is a hebe

3 i a mahonia, M. aquifolium I think

and 5 is Ribes sanquineum


  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,910

    No 2 might be the spring flowering white Spirea, but it's not close enough to get a good look.

    Agree with nut about the others and 4 looks familiar. Think it's the same one someone else needs ID on but it won't come to me. image

    Might be clearer on your other link - I'll try having a look at that image

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

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Judith 5Judith 5 Posts: 108

    2 could be Spirea Bridal Wreath, like Fairygirl says, mine looks like your picture at the moment.

    I'm wondering if 4 is a weigela.


  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    4 could be a weigela. It has the remains of the flower bracts still visible.

  • Some of the shrubs could have been pruned a month or two ago as they are quite straggly  - but I agree that it would be easier to name them when they are in leaf or flower mimi

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    They're a bit blurry when enlarged (not that I am in a position to comment on your photography image)

    Shrubs can often be IDd from stems and buds with a clear photo

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    Quote thing doesn't work for me eitherimage

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • I agree that no 5 is a flowering currant
  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295

    Yes Ribes sanguineum is flowering currant

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • On the slide show I could only see 1 which is a Hebe--without knowing the flower colour it's difficult to be certain which, but it could be 'Midsummer Beauty' with purple and white flowers:

    2 is a Spiraea, probably vanhouttei:

    3 is Mahonia aquifolium

    5 is definitely Ribes sanguineum, as others have said.

    Unfortunately your photos posted above with the other plants are too lo-res for me to make out the details but happy to have a go at those if you can post some pictures with higher resolution


  • SparklesJDSparklesJD Posts: 344

    Number 6 could be some sort of fruit tree? Looks a bit like a plum?

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