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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: Identify Shrubs, holly leaves and softer small leaves. Reply with quote

Can anyone help me identify two shrubs in my garden please. We planted these about four years ago and they are in flower at the moment. The flowers look quite alike but the foliage is totally different. The prickly one has larger flowers and looks a bit like holly leaves. The other one has softer small leaves and they both flower at the same time. When we landscaped it four years ago, we bought most of the shrubs from a garden centre that was closing down. They were quite neglected and pot bound and of course no plant labels at all. The have all flourished with a bit of TLC.
Thanks in anticipation.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the first one is Olearia macrodonta
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
the first one is Olearia macrodonta


Seems spot on.
The last two pics appear to show Spiraea nipponica, possibly Spiraea nipponica "Snowmound".
Commonly known as Snowmound

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 2:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
the first one is Olearia macrodonta

this, however, is olearia muchodosha:
http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,239027,00.jpg
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one! ( I mean the joke not the man himself !)
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
the first one is Olearia macrodonta
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Many thanks Michael

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GPI wrote:
michael brenock wrote:
the first one is Olearia macrodonta


Seems spot on.
The last two pics appear to show Spiraea nipponica, possibly Spiraea nipponica "Snowmound".
Commonly known as Snowmound


Many thanks GPI, shame the flowers don't last a bit longer. It is so pretty.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

medieval knievel wrote:
michael brenock wrote:
the first one is Olearia macrodonta

this, however, is olearia muchodosha:
http://www.spiegel.de/img/0,1020,239027,00.jpg


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