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Plant ID please

I don't actually remember where this came from - I think it could been my H's before we met! It's always been in this pot, looking rather weird and sad, and pretty much the same size... perhaps I should check to make sure it isn't plastic image

Anyway, on the offchance it's real, does anyone know what it is? The leaves are evergreen and very thick and soft. I'd like to get it out of its prison and somewhere it might enjoy a bit better.







  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666

    I think its one of those unpronounceable shrubs.
  • I don't think it's euonymous - it looks like it a bit from the pic, but the leaves feel entirely different, almost like felt.

    Maybe I shall call it 'unpronounceable shrub', that suits me image

  • darren636darren636 Posts: 666
  • mmmm, could be Darren - some of the pics online look very similar, I can't find any reference to the leaves being so thick and felty though. Maybe mine is just weird image

  • DyersEndDyersEnd Posts: 730

    I think it's pittisporum too.  I had one in a previous garden which grew into a 20 foot high tree and the leaves were very thick.

  • Wow, DyersEnd, how long did that take to mature to that size? I don't think mine has grown for years - obviously needs some open ground!

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    I have one in a planter and have always thought it was euonymous (lost the label many moons ago).  

    Will be interested to see the final verdict on this ID.


  • SueG1SueG1 Posts: 41

    It's a variegated Griselinia, Griselinia littoralis, from New Zealand.

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,740

    euonymus japonicus silver queen.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,359

    I'm with Darren and Hostafan. Look past the leaves at the stems and budsimage


    In the sticks near Peterborough
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