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I have a shrub which I planted some 5 years ago and was told that it would take some time to mature. I seem to remember that it was called "Sweetbark" but can't be sure as it doesn't correspond with pictures on-line or in my gardening books. It has flowered for the first time this year and is rather spectacular. I attach two photos. Can anyone help please?

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Could this be Euphorbia leucocephala or Snowflake bush?

3 Jun, 2012


I think you could be right Drc

3 Jun, 2012


It is very pretty.

3 Jun, 2012


Thanks, Drc but at the moment I'm leaning more towards an Illicium....either Floridanum Semmes or Verun. Some sort of Star Anise possibly?

4 Jun, 2012


It was the bud at the end and the thin shape of the petal that made me think of Euphorbia leucocephala Inelniloc.

4 Jun, 2012


Still think Drc is correct, don't think leaf shape is right for Illcium.

4 Jun, 2012


Thanks everyone for your input. I have now tracked down the name of my shrub!
Drymys Winteri or Winters Bark.
Certainly recommend it for a spectacular dispay!

25 Jun, 2012

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