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Old 04.06.2017, 12:41
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plant identification

For all you experts:

I ran this through google image search etc.

The one with the red flowers is about 3m tall. I thought it might be some sort of giant azalea but I'm not sure.

The second one with the lilac flowers is, I think, a lemon verbena.

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Old 04.06.2017, 12:46
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Re: plant identification

The first one is a weigela for sure but not sure which variety. The second one may be a heliotrope. How big is it?


https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/search...&query=weigela


https://www.rhs.org.uk/Plants/91160/...nts%26s%3Ddesc

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Re: plant identification

Weigela indeed- and stumped for the mo on number 2- defo NOT a lemon verbena though.
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The first one is a weigela for sure but not sure which variety.
Of course! Not sure why I had not considered that. Thanks.

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TThe second one may be a heliotrope. How big is it?
About three meters (maybe a bit less). The leaves are ovoid but much longer than in your link - and smoother.
But, as your link states, the flowers are very fragrant (said my wife).

I'll try and find out what sort exactly.
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[QUOTE=Belgianmum;2795565]The first one is a weigela for sure but not sure which variety.
Bristol Ruby.
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Re: plant identification

The second one is probably from the family of zieria arborescens.

Now we can go have lunch. I am getting hungry.

EDIT: not saying we are right, just that we gave it a go (lunch is looking good).

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Old 04.06.2017, 14:51
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Bristol Ruby.

That looks spot on! Many thanks.
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Old 04.06.2017, 14:55
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The second one is probably from the family of zieria arborescens.
I'm afraid not. Wikipedia says that zieria arborescens has sets of three leaves from one stem. Mine doesn't.

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I'm afraid not. Wikipedia says that zieria arborescens has sets of three leaves from one stem. Mine doesn't.

Thanks anyway.
Yes, we were wondering about that. Could not tell from the photo.

Can you crop your photo so we just have the leaves on the bottom left (keep as much as possible), then we/you can pass that through Google and see if there is a hit.

A second photo of the whole bush/tree would be great as well.
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Yes, we were wondering about that. Could not tell from the photo.

Can you crop your photo so we just have the leaves on the bottom left (keep as much as possible), then we/you can pass that through Google and see if there is a hit.

A second photo of the whole bush/tree would be great as well.
I have passed it thorough Google before posting here, of course.

Here's one of the whole thing. As you can see, it needs a good prune.
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I want to see if we get lucky with a Google search just the leaves.
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No luck with the leaves so am trying the flowers with a close-up.
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Any luck? I have struck out (American baseball term).
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I will try googling mauve bush but I am not sure whether the results will be reliable.
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I have passed it thorough Google before posting here, of course.

Here's one of the whole thing. As you can see, it needs a good prune.

I know what it is now.

I didn't think it was a Buddleia (and definitely not a Buddleia Davidii) as the leaves on mine were alternate rather than having two leaves opposite.

However, this evening it was full of butterflies which is a pretty good indicator that it could be a Buddleia so I had another look on the RHS website and it's a
Buddleja alternifolia.

Anyway, although Buddleias are now considered a pest as they disperse many seeds, this one is quite old and I have yet to find any seedlings from it so I may hang on to it. I'll also deadhead it immediately after flowering but before the seeds set.
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Bingo - found it too finally- never seen one myself. Love to learn- thanks.
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I know what it is now.

I didn't think it was a Buddleia (and definitely not a Buddleia Davidii) as the leaves on mine were alternate rather than having two leaves opposite.

However, this evening it was full of butterflies which is a pretty good indicator that it could be a Buddleia so I had another look on the RHS website and it's a
Buddleja alternifolia.

Anyway, although Buddleias are now considered a pest as they disperse many seeds, this one is quite old and I have yet to find any seedlings from it so I may hang on to it. I'll also deadhead it immediately after flowering but before the seeds set.
Oops, I found that on Sunday and thought I'd posted it but obviously I hadn't.
We had one in our garden in Belgium but I'd forgotten about it. Never got any seedlings from it.
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Old 08.06.2017, 21:54
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Oops, I found that on Sunday and thought I'd posted it but obviously I hadn't.
That's alright - I didn't do any more searching until this evening.

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We had one in our garden in Belgium but I'd forgotten about it. Never got any seedlings from it.
That's good to know and confirms what I have seen (or rather not seen).
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