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Forsythia? Awaiting Flower

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by MAJ, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. MAJ

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    My id app says possibly... Only know it in flower...
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    Don't think so but many more cleverer than me will know.
     
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      This is a forsythia leaf.
       

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        Thank you.
         
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        Dogwood perhaps @MAJ ? There is a pale stemmed one...
         
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        :noidea: Dogwoods don't seem to have the crenelated leaves I don't think...???:smile:
         
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        Or do I mean serrated??? As in the leaf margins..
         
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          Yup you are right the Dogwoods are smoother wavy edges...
           
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            I am far from sure...but I wonder if this isn't another Viburnum...a deciduous one.
            Many do turn a super colour in the autumn.
            Please post more pics when it has flowers.
             
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              Thanks. It IS next to a viburnum, but not sure it is one... Cheers, anyway.
               
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              This shrub looks like one of the Spiraeas to me. The speckling on the leaves before they turn to autumn colours would suggest ''vanhouttei pink ice'' or similar.
               
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              Agree with Silver Surfer, looks very much like Viburnum bodnantense to me. One of my favourite winter flowering shrubs.
               
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                yes, I think you may be right! Hurrah! Thanks so much @Trunky and @Silver surfer ! Again. Why are viburnums so diverse? I can never see what's common about them, apart from some of the more tree-like ones, I sometimes guess. It's a blind spot for me... Any tips on easy identification for them?
                 
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                Viburnum always have opposite leaves.
                But leaves can be very different in size/shape/texture.
                They can be evergreen or deciduous.

                If that is Viburnum x bodnantense then it flowers on bare branches from now right through the winter.
                If you add pics to this thread I can confirm for you.

                Can I just add ...... Spiraea Vanhouttei Pink Ice have very different shaped leaves to that in your pic, so can be completely ruled out.

                spiraea''vanhouttei pink ice'' leaves - Google Search:

                This is a leaf fro Spiraea Vanhouttei Gold Fountain...just to show leaf shape clearly.SPIRAEA  VANHOUTTEI  GOLD  FOUNTAIN 25-04-2011 11-34-54.JPG
                 
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                Yes, I didn't think it was a Spiraea, thanks for the suggestion though @Tetters . I'll keep an eye on it and see how it changes. Thanks guys for all your help!
                 

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