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ripaulripaul Posts: 8


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.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    I think 4 may be a rowan and 5 looks like a variegated weigela.

    Last edited: 15 July 2016 14:05:40

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  • Invicta2Invicta2 Posts: 663

    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?

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 Posts: 5,150

    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.

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