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Mystery shrub 2


By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I'm sure this will be an easy one for you clever lot to identify - who'll be first in the queue?
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Looks like a Skimmia to me Bernard ....

3 Dec, 2008


~i think so too!

3 Dec, 2008


But who knows which one?

3 Dec, 2008


Skimmia japonica 'Rubella' me thinks. it is an acid lover leaves are a bit light in colour so i would give it a does of acid lovers feed early spring, plant will really reaward you if you do.

3 Dec, 2008


I don't think it's 'Rubella', Angie. The flowers appearing look pale also the leaves are lighter green.

Let's just go with definitely Skimmia; poss. S. japonica or S.confusa until the flowers open. Agreed?

P.S. Bernard are some of the leaves yellowy? If so, it DOES need a feed of sequestrene!

3 Dec, 2008


ok spritz, its a deal. - does look a lot like mine though - which is S.japonica 'rubella'

3 Dec, 2008


Great plant, lol. I don't know it at all, have never seen it, but it reminds me of a Rhododendron. I know it is not though.

7 Dec, 2008

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