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Solved An easy one!

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by kriss, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. kriss

    kriss Gardener

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    Can anyone remind me what the little shrub is called? It’s a bit like an acer, and has nice purple leaf with little pinky white flowers.

    Can you also let me know if I just did something daft! I spotted light green shoots and clipped them off thinking it was how sometimes plants revert back to a parent plant that was a different colour! But then it immediately occurred to me that new maybe all new growth is green and turns purple!!! Oops!!

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  2. Palustris

    Palustris Total Gardener

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    One of the ornamental Elders
     
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    • kriss

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      Thanks.... and now ive found my answer! The new is green at first! So I shouldn’t have just chopped it off!!
       
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      • Loki

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        Sambucus nigra
         
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        • Irmemac

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          Yep, I've got one too. I asked on here last year just after I joined as there was one locally, and it was so beautiful I wanted one too. The one nearby is about five feet tall.
           

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