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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 9:59 pm    Post subject: What is this shrub? Reply with quote

At least I think it's a shrub! It's about 8 feet high.

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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 10:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a Solanum sp.
Maybe Solanum crispum.

https://www.google.co.uk/search?sugexp=chrome,mod%3D12&q=Solanum+crispum&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=60nFT_2SGZLT8QP9vJjoCg&biw=1280&bih=647&sei=7UnFT5qoJ4Wv8QOM1v3YCg

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solanum_crispum
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2012 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much for your help, that was fast!
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 5:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

And it may even be Solanum Crispum "Glasnevin" which is a nice thought that one of the most popular varieties was bred in our own Botanic Gardens.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 7:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Reply with quote

Isn't this described as a climber? I've seen it for sale in many garden centres. It's a really good looking plant when in full bloom Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive was Solanum crispum Glasnevin brede or merely discovered in the Botanic Gardens Dublin?
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2012 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

An interesting question Michael.....I have just consulted that wonderful book An Irish Florilegium, and it seems the origin of Solanum Crispum Glasnevin is uncertain, the first written record being in 1906, when several plants of this name were sent by the Botanic Gardens to Bristol.
So I'm no wiser, but I really enjoyed browsing through Wendy Walsh's wonderful illustrations. I hope you're familiar with this book, it's so beautiful.
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