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The flowery one came from a tree. It has pink buds, white petals, and smells strongly like carnations.

The tall spiky one we have no idea about., but we love it.

Any ideas as to what they are will be most appreciated.

Thanks.

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2 plants to be identified (30/03/2011)2 plants to be identified (30/03/2011)

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  • Posted: Wed. 30th March 2011 21:21

Re: 2 plants to be identified

Reply from Gerri Tennant

Hi, is the white one 'Viburnum tomentosum var. plicatum - Japanese Snowball'?

  • Posted: Thu. 31st March 2011 08:11

Re: Re: 2 plants to be identified

Reply from Linda Regel

Hi Gerri,
the second one looks like a kind of euphorbia - Euphorbia lathyris; also known as caper spurge, as it has caper like seed pods, and also mole plant as it is supposed to deter moles. The white sap is an irritant so be careful when handling
Regards
Linda

  • Posted: Thu. 31st March 2011 08:37

Re: 2 plants to be identified

Reply from Kathy C

Hi, Donna,
Linda is spot on about the Euphorbia. Interesting, fun, architectural plant. It will 'creep' around the garden, popping up from seed frequently. This is because this Euphorbia has the habit of propelling its ripe seed away from the plant!
The flower cluster is a Viburnum but not Viburnum tomentosum var. plicatum - I think it is Viburnum carlesii or one of its cultivars. There's one here on Shoot - Viburnum carlesii 'Aurora' but I think the flowers are too pink to be yours. To be a 100% sure it is V. carlesii, would you be able to post a photo that shows the leaf a little more prominently?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Thu. 31st March 2011 19:27