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Identifying a couple of shrubs

Discussion in 'General Gardening Discussion' started by Yan, May 17, 2017.

  1. Yan

    Yan Apprentice Gardener

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    Hi everyone,

    I'd like some help identifying a couple of shrubs and I have attached the photos to this post. Many thanks!
     

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  2. ARMANDII

    ARMANDII ADMINISTRATOR Staff Member

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    Ho Yan, I'm not sure of the first, although it looks familiar. The second looks like Forsythia:dunno::snorky:
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    Forsythia × intermedia 'Lynwood Variety'
    forsythia 'Lynwood Variety'


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    • Other common namesforsythia 'Lynwood Variety'

    • SynonymsForsythia × intermedia 'Lynwood'
      Forsythia × intermedia 'Lynwood Gold'

    • FamilyOleaceae

    • GenusForsythia are deciduous shrubs with simple, occasionally lobed, leaves and short tubular yellow flowers with 4 spreading lobes, borne profusely before the leaves in spring

    • Details'Lynwood Variety' is a vigorous medium-sized deciduous shrub, upright in growth, with narrowly ovate or sometimes trifoliate leaves. Flowers relatively large, bright yellow, in early spring
    Characteristics
    • FoliageDeciduous

    • HabitBushy

    • Hardiness

      H5
    Colour
    Colour in Autumn
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      foliage


    Colour in Spring
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      foliage



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      flower


    Colour in Summer
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      foliage


    Sunlight
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      Full Sun

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      Partial Shade
    • AspectSouth-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing

    • ExposureExposed or Sheltered
    Soil
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      Chalk

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      Clay

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      Sand

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      Loam
    • MoistureMoist but well-drained

    • SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

    • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
    Size
    • Ultimate height1.5-2.5 metres

    • Ultimate spread1.5-2.5 metres

    • Time to ultimate height5-10 years
    How to grow
    CultivationGrow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

    PropagationPropagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

    Suggested planting locations and garden typesHedging & Screens Low Maintenance Banks and Slopes Cut Flowers Cottage & Informal Garden Coastal

    How to care
    PruningPruning group 2

    PestsBullfinches eat the flower buds; also gets capsid bug

    DiseasesProne to galls
     
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    • Tetters

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      Hello Yan, welcome to the forum. I think your first picture looks like a Spiraea. and although the second could well be a forsythia, it is not a very clear image, and blooming in May could be a Cytisus.
       
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      • Yan

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        Many thanks for your help!
         
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        • Verdun

          Verdun Passionate gardener

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          Looks like spirea and broom too to me Yan:)
          Re your question elsewhere about choisya and azalea, is this the same area?
           
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          The 2nd one could be a broom. Agree with Verdun for the 2nd one.
           
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          • miraflores

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            the second one...broom?
             
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            • Tetters

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              When I was working in the propagating houses, I was told to remember that Broom was my daily transport I left in the car park :stirpot:, and Cytisus was the shrub I would be propagating !! I suppose now I have retired from THAT line of work I can go back to "Broom" :oops:
              (They were a right cheeky lot at that nursery)
               
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                The Second one has a definite Broom (Cytisus) growth style. :dbgrtmb:
                 
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                Nice one tetters :Wino:
                 
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                • Tetters

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                  :yes:......:Wino:...by the way, they also told me not to get it confused with Cistitus :heehee: ....:lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                   
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                  • alp

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                    I nearly sprayed my screen with my drinking water.. @Tetters! They were indeed a naughty lot! Naughty, but funny .. :snork:
                     
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                    Yes! We believe you!!! :whistle: :Wino: :nonofinger: :lunapic 130165696578242 5:
                     
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