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Could anyone identify this shrub?

GraysGrays Posts: 120

Hi there,

Was wondering if anyone could identify this shrub?

We moved into the house about 18 months ago, and i kept giving the bush a trim with my cordless shears to keep its shape, but last year it had hardly any flowers over the winter, this year it has had a lot more, but have a feeling it could of done better.imageimage

I probably pruned it at the wrong time last year? and maybe got lucky this.

If anyone can identify it, when is the best time to prune it for future?

Thanks.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    Jasminum nudiflorum, Winter Jasmine. At it's best trained against a wall or falling down a bank and allowed to grow long shoots

    . It doesn't flower well or look good given a short back and sides. If you want something to clip to a shape you'd be better off choosing a different shrub,

    Last edited: 04 March 2017 16:06:29

  • GraysGrays Posts: 120
    nutcutlet says:

    Jasminum nudiflorum, Winter Jasmine. At it's best trained against a wall or falling down a bank and allowed to grow long shoots

    . It doesn't flower well or look good given a short back and sides. If you want something to clip to a shape you'd be better off choosing a different shrub,

    Last edited: 04 March 2017 16:06:29

    See original post

     I see, so do you think I should just let it do its own thing? or maybe give it a trim after its flowered and leave it till the same time next year?

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    Don't trim it to a shape, cut out some of the older stems to the base and leave the rest to grow naturally, then you'll get flowers. But it's not a neat shrub, it's a tangled mass that has yellow flowers in winter when you need something to cheer you up. image

  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 291

    It's the easiest shrub in the world to reroot from new shoots.  My neighbour gave me a couple of small shoots (with roots) about 3 years ago and it's lovely now.  I think I would just whip out a couple of those new shoots, take a deep breath and dig the rest up and then replant the shoots up a trellis.  Even in its first year, when it is still very small, you may get a few flowers next December but it will eventually pay back in spades.

    I'm now going to piggy back on this post (sorry Grays!!) - I'm trying to post a new thread but the site is not giving me a 'submit' button when I'm done...any help anyone?  (Again, my apologies, Grays...image)

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,378

    Hi Lydiaann. If there's another 'start a new thread' button at the bottom, use that.

  • lydiaannlydiaann Posts: 291

    I've tried that, nutcutlet...it just gives me red surrounds to the text boxes and when I check to see if it's there, it's not.  Most frustrating.  I'll just close the whole thing down and try again tomorrow.  Thanks again. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,439

    You need to click on Done before hitting Post Reply. 

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