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Solved DO you know this plant?

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Deesidequine, Mar 31, 2024.

  1. Deesidequine

    Deesidequine Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi, Does anyone recognise what type of plant this is? Sorry, not much to go by, it has just started to bud and has small pink flowers, Thanks! L

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    It’s difficult to tell without seeing the leaves more clearly. Have you got a close-up of them?
     
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    • BobTG

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      Judging by the growth habit, I would say it's a viburnum, possibly "viburnum bodnantense dawn"
       
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      Where is this shrub growing?
      If it is Dee Side in Aberdeenshire. Scotland then you will be behind those living in the South where spring arrives much earlier.
      It looks to me like a Viburnum...such as Viburnum x Bodnantense Dawn...which has pink flowers on bare twigs before the leaves open.
      Has opposite leaves.
      Grows very upright.

      Clear close up pics would be most helpful.

      Do please add location as Emerion and I have done.


      VIBURNUM  BODNANTENSE  DAWN 12-12-2007 11-30-05.JPG VIBURNUM  BODNANTENSE  DAWN 21-03-2012 13-56-53.JPG VIBURNUM  BODNANTENSE  DAWN 28-08-2007 13-57-28.JPG
       
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      • Deesidequine

        Deesidequine Apprentice Gardener

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        Hi, thanks very much, yes those flowers look like it. Sorry I don't have photo and I'm not yet living there. A lot of the plants in the garden are old and have not been looked after in years and so trying to work out which ones I might be able to give some TLC to and improve. Yes, Deeside - Scotland, I have added location thanks.
         
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        Welcome to the forums Deesidequine,

        Even old plants can be pruned to refresh them.
        There are lots of helpful people/keen gardeners here who can give you excellent advice.
        When, where, how....etc
        Keep threads simple..one plant per question or it can get messy.

        QUINE...for those South of the border.

        Quote....
        Meaning: "A young woman. Example: 'She's a bonnie lookin' quine'
        Translation: 'She's a beautiful young woman'
         
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        • BobTG

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          Hi @Deesidequine The usual (and easy) way of pruning these, is to cut up to one fifth (20%) of the stems right back to the ground each year. Remove any twisted or rubbing stems first.
          They will send new shoots up from the base.
           
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          That's interesting @Silver surfer. Quine is a fairly common surname on the Isle of Man.
           
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