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Ruby
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:09 pm    Post subject: A tree in a pot? Reply with quote

This tree has been in a pot for a few years - unloved - so I might just give it the ground it wants as long as it won't get too big. I found a stray piece of card labelled 'Blueberry' - but I don't want to get my hopes up.

The shrub has already booked a spot in a flower bed but I'd still like to know what it is.

Thanks for reading.



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1. Sorry, but this is definitely not Vaccinium corymbosum. Common name blueberry.

The leaves in your pic are opposite to each other on the branch. Whereas Vaccinium are alternate.

Without other clues it is difficult... but I would hazard a guess that it is a shrubby Lonicera. A honeysuckle. Maybe one of the winter flowering ones.

http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?q=lonicera+fragrantissima&um=1&hl=en&sa=N&rls=p,com.microsoft:en-gb:IE-SearchBox&rlz=1I7SUNA_en-GB&tbm=isch&tbnid=STulmDUplgpOgM:&imgrefurl=http://www.goldenhillplants.com/lonicera-fragrantissima-2404-0.html&docid=3KcBZYCmsL3s2M&w=455&h=622&ei=fJteTqOxGcWy8QObkrmnAw&zoom=1&iact=hc&vpx=469&vpy=44&dur=1953&hovh=263&hovw=192&tx=103&ty=132&page=1&tbnh=113&tbnw=104&start=0&ndsp=21&ved=1t:429,r:2,s:0&biw=1272&bih=501

Should it flower next year do please add a new pic to this thread for me to see.

2. Again without flowers ... Hmm! it looks like a Rhododendron. more commonly called an evergreen Azalea.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Silver, I will have to fork out for a blueberry then.

I don't recall any flowers but it has been out of sight and mind. I would be more than content with a honey suckle.
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