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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:49 am    Post subject: Lilac-like Reply with quote

Hi
I inherited this in my garden, don't know what it is..but I do know this:

- I cut it back hard and it didn't flower at all last year
- Flowered great this year, like a lilac except white.
- Same flowering period as a lilac, flowers are falling off now as you can see
- No Scent
- Grows long whippy branches almost like a honeysuckle, can train it against the trellis. These new whips don't flower.
- Looks quite messy in the bed it's in at the moment, it sprawls over everything else. Doesn't have great characteristics when it's out of flower. I was going to get rid of it altogether until I saw the great show of flowers this may
- Leaves are opposite, but each pair is at right angles to the last (is there a technical term for this?) EDIT 'Decussate' every day's a school day!

I should really have photographed it 2 weeks ago when it was in full bloom, but thee are still a few flowers left on it.

I am taking two layers off it and I might transfer it to a hedge I am working on. It doesn't really work where it is right now.



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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a white lilac probably Mme lemoine, or Jan van Tol
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 12:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thanks Greengage
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:07 pm    Post subject: Re: Lilac-like Reply with quote

Hosta Frequency Kenneth wrote:
Hi
I inherited this in my garden, don't know what it is..but I do know this:

- I cut it back hard and it didn't flower at all last year
- Flowered great this year, like a lilac except white.
- Same flowering period as a lilac, flowers are falling off now as you can see
- No Scent
- Grows long whippy branches almost like a honeysuckle, can train it against the trellis. These new whips don't flower.
- Looks quite messy in the bed it's in at the moment, it sprawls over everything else. Doesn't have great characteristics when it's out of flower. I was going to get rid of it altogether until I saw the great show of flowers this may
- Leaves are opposite, but each pair is at right angles to the last (is there a technical term for this?) EDIT 'Decussate' every day's a school day

I should really have photographed it 2 weeks ago when it was in full bloom, but thee are still a few flowers left on it.

I am taking two layers off it and I might transfer it to a hedge I am working on. It doesn't really work where it is right now.



Hi kenneth.

Yo my eyes it looks more like a Deutzia, have two here going out of flower at the moment aswell. Deutzua purpursscens 'Alpine Magician ' and D.x rosea. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

having another look at this i think you could be right a Deutzia,
The top picture threw me off as if it were a lilac the flowers would be hanging down
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/showimage/58220/#b
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like this deutzia picture alright

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c1/Deutzia_parviflora_var._amurensis.jpg

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a Deutzia sp..
To be that size shape, with white single upright flower spikes it is probably Deutzia gracilis.

http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=v560
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