Here's a few photos of trees and shrubs that need identifying. We moved here in the winter and would like to maintain the beautiful garden. I have no idea what they are and how to look after them. It's all a bit overgrown but I'm reluctant to do anything until I know how to look after them properly! Any advise would be greatly appreciated.
The first one, my first thought was camellia but on closer inspection I think it could be Photinia
The second one is cotinus ( smoke tree )
The third one is choisia sun dance
The fourth one looks like some kind of elder
The fith one I don't know but I'm sure someone will come up with a list.
I think 4 may be a rowan and 5 looks like a variegated weigela.
Last edited: 15 July 2016 14:05:40
The 4th one is Sambucus racemosa plumosa aurea.
5th one could be the variegated Weigela, has it got any pink flowers?
I agree with the identification of Photinia Red Robin, Cotinus, Choisya Sundance and Sambucus aurea. Could the variegated shrub be a variety of Euonymus?
I agree with the others for 5, variegated weigela.
Did it have leaves when you moved in this winter? I ask because Euonymous is an evergreen.