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By Dioritt

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Could anybody help identify this shrub, please? I have no idea what it is but leaf cutter bees love it. They haven't been at it yet this year but I've no doubt they'll soon arrive. It's about 1.5m high, about 60cm spread and has panicles of tiny white and rather insignificant flowers. I'd really love to know what it is.

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It looks like a spiraea relative to me, Dioritt. The few spiraeas I tried were beloved of leaf-cutter bees, too. It may not be showy because it looks like it's growing in a lot of shade.

12 Jun, 2010


My entire garden is in shade most of the day but the leafcutter bush (as I call it), does actually get some sun for about 3 hours in the afternoon. Not a lot but more than most of what's out there. I don't mind it not being showy, it's still a lovely fresh looking bush with lovely movement in the breeze. You're probably right about it being some kind of spirea - I hadn't thought of that. Thank you :-)

12 Jun, 2010


It certainly looks like a shrub I have which I'm sure is a spirea. Mine is in partial shade also and has quite weak flowers but as you say its a handsome looking shrub anyway.

12 Jun, 2010


I'm glad I'm not the only one growing it in the shade. I was starting to feel cruel. Lol

12 Jun, 2010

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