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Can any one ID this plant to the left please it looks redish pink on the photo but in reality it looks more a lilac colour



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Looks like a small, young tree or large shrub, but too far away to see any detail of flowers/leaves.

30 Mar, 2016

 

I'd go for daphne mezereum 'Rubra', a deciduous species.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Could be a Daphne, or just possibly a trainee lilac ??

30 Mar, 2016

 

Not sure if the 2nd photo helps any Bamboo but checking Jimmytheone Daphine Mezereum Rubra it does look like that one.
Thank you Bamboo Jimmytheone and Sheilabub for your help.

30 Mar, 2016

 

I think Jimmy's right...

30 Mar, 2016

 

Agree with Jimmy

30 Mar, 2016

 

I also agree its D. mezereum. slow growing but a lovely shrub.

30 Mar, 2016

 

That's it, and the flowers smell wonderful.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you. Bamboo Moongrower Seaburngirl and Steragram I shall have to have it moves so I can get to it and have a sniff of the scent.?

30 Mar, 2016

 

Don't move it now though! It should grow to at least four feet eventually and it likes its feet in shade and its top in the sun. It may produce red berries beloved by greenfinches. Its a winner all round!

30 Mar, 2016

 

I wouldn't try to move at all... this is obviously something that has been self-seeded by the birds and D. mezereum does not take kindly to being moved. When warm the scent will waft around the garden.

30 Mar, 2016

 

Its right up against the fence though and very near the statue - hard to know what to do for the best isn't it?

30 Mar, 2016

 

Move the statue?

31 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you Steragram for your advice I shall move it beginning of September. I ve got just the place for feet in the shade and head in the sun?

31 Mar, 2016

 

I bought it Moongrower but lost the label lol move the satue my 6ft grandson cant budge it. The statue is bigger than it look on the photo.

31 Mar, 2016

 

Bear Moongrower's advice in mind then, wait until its dormant and take as big a rootball as you possible can. Dig the hole in the new place before you take up the Daphne and please keep your fingers crossed (before and after, not during, lol.)

31 Mar, 2016

 

I shall thank you Steragram it has nt been in there long so it should be easy to dig up with disturbing the root. My mum say the same when digging up plants that dont like being moved dont disturb thecroots dig deeper and wider taking the earth around it.

31 Mar, 2016

 

Sorry moving a daphne is NOT easy! They 'hate' being moved and even though this one seems small to you its root system is well established. As Stera says you'll need to wait until it goes dormant and then remove a very large root ball.

31 Mar, 2016

 

Thank you Moongrower

31 Mar, 2016

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