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Hi all - can someone tell me what this is please?

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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,274

    I call it that bl**dy bottle-brush stuff image

    it creeps in from next door. Quite pretty really. But in the wrong place for me.

    I'll be interested to find out what it's called at last

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,160

    Some sort of spirea I think. 

  • If this is the same plant as I get coming in from next door, and it looks very much like it, it's a bloody nuisance! It grows like mad and sneaks up all over the place. Next door have it growing as a sort of hedge and they keep it trimmed very neatly so there isn't many stems that actually flower but it gets has a very spreading habit!

  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 6,274

    Yup! that's the one image

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • It looks to me like a Phytolacca americana 'Indian Pokeweed',

    Difficult to tell by the picture...
  • Or Symphoricarpos doorenbosii 'Magic Berry'

    Check them out and let me know what you think please?

    Cheers
  • I think nutcutlet is in the right area - the stems are very like a spiraea. It is very invasive, but can be pulled out. It has taken over a bed in a garden I'm renovating.

    Thanks

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 66,112

    Not Pokeweed - flowers are wrong  http://www.gardenersworld.com/plants/phytolacca-americana/1662.html

     

    Looks like Spiraea douglasii to me  http://www.nativeplantsociety.org/douglasspirea.htm 

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  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    Spiraea douglasii image

    I haven't suddenly developed an ability to identify plants I was told that was what mine was when I asked on the forum last year. image

  • It looks to me like a Phytolacca americana 'Indian Pokeweed',

    Difficult to tell by the picture...
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