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Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

Can anyone identify these 2 shrubs please, I don't know how or when to prune.  (1) small pointed leaves which turn red later in the year, large clusters of tiny white buds which open to tiny bright yellow flowers. (2) copper branches and leaves and tiny pink bell like flowers.  Can I post photos of them on this site.


  • sotongeoffsotongeoff Posts: 9,802

    Click on the tree icon- next to ABC on message- bar.

  • daituomdaituom Posts: 83

    They sound like Berberis varieties to me. Please do post pics.image

  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125


     Thanks for the help with uploading, I thought Berberis were prickly.


  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125


    This is the shrubs which has red leaves in winter

  • Rosie85Rosie85 Posts: 2

    The first one looks like an Abelia most have scented flowers and some red foliage in autumn.

  • LunarzLunarz Posts: 93

    The second one could be a type of Nandina domestica - perhaps Richmond.

  • Sizeyuk1Sizeyuk1 Posts: 125

    Thank you Lunarz, yes it does look like Nandina from the picture on the plant finder, I can't find any reference to Abelie for the first photo.of the first shrub..

  • Rosie85Rosie85 Posts: 2

    If you search wikipedia they have a couple of pictures as does BBC Gardening plantfinder it could be any  species but probably Abelia chinensism hope this helps.

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