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Can anyone identify this, leaves to me are similar to Lilac.


 
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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Can anyone identify this, leaves to me are similar to Lilac. Reply with quote

This shot out of the ground in an awkward spot about 4 years ago. Each year I cut it down to about a foot high because I cant dig it out without upsetting some other shrubs. Each year its gives me the horticultural finger by shooting up about 5 feet in a single season and now has fairly think stems. My curiosity is now winning and I'm going to leave it and see what happens but I am a bit apprehensive. It is decidious. It has never flowered (may have something to do with me chopping it up every year). The leaves to me are similar to lilac but also to Leycesteria Formosa (think its the red tinge at the edges). Thanks for your help

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PostPosted: Mon May 03, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am not sure what it is.
However it is not Leycesteria formosa. You can check this for yourself as it has hollow stems.

http://www.weeds.org.au/images/weedident/S19-3.jpg

http://images.google.co.uk/images?hl=en&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&resnum=0&q=leycesteria%20formosa&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wi

Nor is it a Lilac. Syringa. The leaves are the wrong shape/ texture

http://www.aphotoflora.com/DevonandCornwall/Syringa%20vulgaris01-07-04.jpg

By pruning it you are probably removing any flower buds.
Try leaving it to flower, then add pics to this thread.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like Cotoneaster simonsii



Commonly planted as a hedge spaced at 45cm (1.5 ft)
It creates an semi-evergreen hedge (in mild winters) 6 to 8ft tall at a rapid growth rate.
A hedge with decorative white summer flowers followed by red fruit.
Quite shade tolerant.
Will require trimming twice a year if you wish it to look neat.
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

avs0020.
Please could you say how big the leaves are. I thought from your pics that they were larger than 2cm.

http://www.plant-identification.co.uk/skye/rosaceae/cotoneaster-simonsii.htm

http://www.jacksonsnurseries.co.uk/images/plantpictures/large/shrubs/CotoneasterSimonsii.JPG

I am pretty sure that it is not a Cotoneaster as their leaves are alternate.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotoneaster
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PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it might be the cape Figworth Phygelius capensis
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Different leaves to phesent berry Leycesteria Formosa



avs0020 if you can please leave it to flower this year. Bookmark this page then repost with flower pics. I think James is on the right track with cotoneaster. But silver surfers bit about alternate leaves has me thinking also.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 6:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone for your replies and suggestions. The leaves are between 8.5 and 10cm in length and I will be delighted to report its flowering habits as soon as something happens. Thanks again
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