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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:22 pm    Post subject: Help to identify two mystery shrubs please Reply with quote

I have two unknowns here that maybe someone can identify. The one on the left was rescued from my mothers garden and the one on the right was given to me as a little cutting five years ago by a woman from Galway. It emits a sort of lemonny scent. The shrub ......... not the woman from Galway Embarassed


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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Help to identify two mystery shrubs please Reply with quote

Foxylock wrote:
The one on the left was rescued from my mothers garden


This is eleagnus limelight as Ive seen it in friends gardens. The leaves on yours looks small though so it may need a feed. The move from your mother may have affected it also.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 3:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Dr. Sunny Thompson. yes some of the branches are a little sparse might be the shock of the move ! Will give it a good feed soon.

One down one to go !
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the one on the right is hypericum and by the look it was profuse with yellow flowers
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2009 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hypericum as in the homeopathic remedy hypericum ? Jayzz wonders never cease. Thanks for your help forest flame
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2009 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Foxylock,

I think you refer to Hypericum perforatum.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Elaeagnus is not 'Limelight' (splash in the centre of the leaf) but maybe 'Dicksonii' which would account for slower growth.
The Hypericum is H. androsaemum.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2009 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with vincent dunne about the hypericum but not so sure about the elaeagnus. would like a better picture for a closer look at the leaves am conscious that if we get the name wrong a lot of people will have it wrong in future. i am not doubting your knowledge vincent.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right lads as requested a better picture. Let the games begin Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 1:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Folks,
O.K. Michael, the gloves are off. This is between me and the scented woman from Galway.

I had a look at these new photos (I should get out more) and I reckon that this is Elaeagnus pungens 'Variegatus' of which I have included a photo from Perryhill Nurseries in Sussex who seemed to have the best photos.
'Dicksonii' is similar but seems to have more white but it is impossible to be sure from photos.
Anyway, I think it is one or the other. Any other plant nerds are welcome to disagree.
Come on, I'm ready for you. I'll take you all on ....., mutter, mutter, (fall asleep, stage left)



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

concurrance: hypericum on the right. in Garden centers around now
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would go for the full name elaeagnus pungens variegata
most enjoyable comments
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well lads that was interesting and entertaining, oh and educational too ! If you still find yourselves tossing and turning at night getting up and logging on here staring at the shrub photos and wondering could it possibly be .................

There's a way out ,a one on one match up, the knowledge of the Vincent Dunne against the might of Michael Brenock , winner take all. Well....... erm ..... I'll put up a cutting of the troublesome shrub ! If it's still a draw, sudden death welly throwing or maybe fencing ( there's always fencing to be done around here ) Laughing

Anyway back to reality, thanks for sharing the knowledge. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I prefer not to be put in the position of challenging anybody's knowledge. In naming plants it is very important that the correct name is given otherwise the wrong name is spread amongst a greater number of people.if I can be of help I am glad to oblige and I am always learning.
glad to help always.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 11:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lighten up, Michael, we were joking.(No really)
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