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B3B3 Posts: 25,280

I have a shrub that I bought for the lovely lime green leaves.

I can't remember what it is, but it looks a bit like a philadelphus and has small white flowers.When the leaves are young, they are bright and 'limey', but as the season progresses, they get darker and boring. The sun is higher in the sky and it gets a lot more sun.

I'm going to move it. Is there somewhere that I could put it to keep the leaves light?

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923

    the leaves are maturing, the leaves will darken wherever they are, its a bit like Photinia, red robin, where the leaves start out red and turn green.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,169

    Agree with treehugger.

    I had a Physocarpus, something Gold. It was stunning for a week or two early in the season and then the both boring shrub in the garden

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • B3B3 Posts: 25,280

    Thanks chaps. It's going to have to move to garden Siberia thenimage

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,341

    It could be a Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'
    I've got 3 in my garden, 2 in full sun, 1 in quite a shady area.
    All 3 start off with the limey leaves, but by mid-summer leaves on all are just 'ordinary' green

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
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