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By Judylb

United Kingdom Gb

what is the shrub called that looks like a hydrangea ?



The only one I can think of that resembles hydrangea for flower form, and a lacecap hydrangea at that, is Viburnum plicatum 'Lanarth'

26 Jul, 2011


Thanks for that Bamboo, I'm not sure thats it. I see them all over Jersey in parks, they sort of look like Hydrangeas but the flower seems more open and most of them seem to be a very vibrant purple colour and looser flowered, if that makes sense. I think it's of the same family but a variation. I thought it began with M but then saw the name macrophylla but that just comes up with the regular Hydrangea pictures.

26 Jul, 2011


Take a photo and post it on here for ID

26 Jul, 2011


Sounds like big clumps of Agapanthus, but without a photo it's real guesswork.

26 Jul, 2011


No definately not agapanthus Beattie - we have a plethora of those here, should be called Agapanthus Islands !! I'll have to go out with the camera tomorrow, I don't have any of them near to where I live.

26 Jul, 2011

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