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Hi there. As per last post, last 2 photos. I hope someone can help! Thanks, Jack.

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  • Posted: Sun. 22nd September 2013 19:57

Re: Unknown shrubs

Reply from Benjamin Brace

1st is Forsythia sp. - you may be able to narrow it further down if you post a pic of the flowers
2nd is a Viburnum; which is more than likely to be Viburnum x bodnantense 'Dawn'

  • Posted: Mon. 23rd September 2013 16:18

Re: Re: Unknown shrubs

Reply from Jack Thompson

Excellent, thanks Benjamin, and thanks for replying to my other post too. I was mainly enquiring so that I can research some pruning advice, as they are all in need of some TLC - what you've provided should be enough to go on for that. Much appreciated.

  • Posted: Tue. 24th September 2013 12:51

Re: Unknown shrubs

Reply from Ben's Botanics

The first looks more like Prunus lusitanica. The second almost certainly a Viburnum x bodnantense, most likely 'Dawn'

  • Posted: Sun. 27th October 2013 15:26

Re: Re: Unknown shrubs

Reply from Benjamin Brace

There are a number of differences between Prunus lusitanica and the one in the picture; notice the petiole of Prunus lus. it is definitively reddish purple in colour and much more solid than the one in the picture (also Prunus lus. leaves are a lot more glossy). Another ID feature that I noticed, the stem that has been pruned in the picture is square in profile with a white pith - classic Forsythia!

  • Posted: Tue. 29th October 2013 13:11

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Reply from Ben's Botanics

Not to mention the leaves being in opposite pairs, as is typical in the Oleaceae. My mistake.

  • Posted: Tue. 29th October 2013 19:17