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Hello
I am trying to confirm identification/ identify a few shrubs. They are all growing in West of Scotland so mild, wet climate on slightly acidic to acidic soil.

All are in part shade.

Image 1. Being grown as a hedge - ranges in height from about 1 m to 2 m- is this Lonicera nitidia?
Image 2. Any ideas? I believe it is evergreen. This shrub is also growing in another location (not under a shrub) but in shade. Both are about 0.5 to 0.6 m high and 1 m spread.
Image 3. Is this Cotoneaster? And if so, does anyone know which species? Height about 2 to 2.5 m high and about 1.5 to 2 m spread

Many thanks
Rachel

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  • Posted: Wed. 23rd August 2017 10:19

Re: Plant identification

Reply from Nicola

Hi Rachel,

A few suggestions for you from our social media followers:

Cotoneaster lacteus
Lonicera nitida
Leucothoe family

I hope this helps?

Cheers, Nicola

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd August 2017 12:23

Re: Plant identification

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

The cotoneater is not lacteus, don't know if it is parneyi, lacteus has single berries along the stem, the lonicera could be be nitida or pileata, depends on its growth habit.

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd August 2017 14:33

Re: Plant identification

Reply from Carol

The first and second both look like Cotoneasters to me.

Could the third be a variety of Viburnum?

  • Posted: Wed. 23rd August 2017 16:27

Re: Plant identification

Reply from Rachel Bailey

Thank you. I'll look at the Cotoneaster species suggested and compare. Elaine - the growth habit of the Lonicera is very L. nitida and the leaves are not as elongated as in L. pileata.
I thought the shrub in image 2 was Leucothoe too - but the leaves are apple green in colour. Will look into this more.
Thanks again
Rachel

  • Posted: Thu. 24th August 2017 10:22

Re: Plant identification

Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

the third picture is leucothoe, with a bit of Viburnum davidii in ithe pic.

  • Posted: Sat. 26th August 2017 14:41