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Alex 4Alex 4 Posts: 56

Please could anyone tell me what this shrub is. It is deciduous. New leaf growth comes as a salmon colour then turns green. It is about a metre tall and send out runners whch I then turn into new plants. Thanks!



  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053

    Rhus typhina by the looks of it. It will grow into a tree and is very prone to sending out runners when under stress.

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    Now I would have said it was Sorbaria sorbifolia Sem, which is just as much of a thug as Rhus

  • Alex 4Alex 4 Posts: 56

    When I say it sends out runners, I mean a couple of stems a year grow about 4-6 inches from the base, which I can then dig out and use as a new plant. It certainly isn't invasive at all.

  • Alex 4Alex 4 Posts: 56

    It has very pretty long white flowers at the moment

  • Alex 4Alex 4 Posts: 56

    ...........and it is definitely not a tree. When I bought it, I was told it would eventually reach a metre and it has just about done that in 6 years. Dies back completely in the winter.

  • Fif2Fif2 Posts: 69

    Possibly one of the Astilbes? 

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    Sorbaria has white flowers about now. Leaves are not the right shape for Astilbe.

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,756

    I think we've been asked to identify this plant before and  if I remember correctly it was Nutcutlet who knew what it was ... I just wish I could remember what she said ...........................image

    Was it this? 

    Last edited: 15 July 2016 14:59:07

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

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 36,166

    Great ID Berghill. Mine looks a bit more gold than that one

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  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 4,099

    May not be such a thug for Alex, but it is a banned plant in parts of the USA as it is such a problem in the JK vein..

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