another plant to identify

(8 Posts)
GrowAndRun Sun 17-Apr-16 19:39:37

Does anyone know what this is? Thanks

TheNoodlesIncident Mon 18-Apr-16 22:18:10

My guess is a Hebe of some sort... will be easier to identify when it flowers though

shovetheholly Tue 19-Apr-16 07:33:32

The form looks like a rhododendron to me! But hard to say.

DoreenLethal Tue 19-Apr-16 07:39:46

It is a random plant in 4 plant pots. which means that it can't take up moisture through the roots, so if you want it, take it out of the 4 pots, and give it a top dressing as the soil has eroded exposing the base of the stem. And the leaves look yellow so it needs some food, which a top dressing of compost might sort out.

If you want an ID, you need to take a more close up photo of the leaves and the stems, and potentially wait until it flowers.

LetThereBeCupcakes Tue 19-Apr-16 07:46:52

I would have gone rhododendron too, Shove. In particular there are some leaves on the left of the pic which look rhododendron-y. If that's the case, you'll need acidic Soil for it. As Doreen says can you post some close up pics?

GreenMarkerPen Tue 19-Apr-16 07:49:23

is it evergreen?
I would say rhododendron as well.

shovetheholly Tue 19-Apr-16 07:53:42

Yup, the problem here, as cupcakes says is that if it's a rhodo you need ericaceous compost. But if it's something else, like a viburnum davidii, then you need normal compost. (I am more and more convinced it's a rhodo).

Can you post a close up of the leaves and of the top bit of the branches where the leaves join - there should be a little flower bud if it's a rhodo - though because it's in a bit of a way, it may have decided to put its energies into staying alive rather than flowering this year.

Boxoffrogs123 Tue 19-Apr-16 19:52:51

I thought it looked like a sickly rhodi yesterday but was too scared to post .. Couldn't really see the leaves properly !

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