can anyone identify these trees? i quite like them.

(7 Posts)
united4ever Sat 23-Apr-16 19:54:14

Quite like them both. Can they be planted against a wall and partly shaded/very shaded spot?

ExpandingRoundTheMiddle Sat 23-Apr-16 20:01:38

The second looks like pieris but it's hard to say from such a distance. It can take a bit of shade but is fussy about soil acidity.

MisForMumNotMaid Sat 23-Apr-16 20:07:37

The first looks like buddleia. There are lots of varieties going from the ultra minature up to those which left unclipped grow to 12 feet or more. They often self sow and can grow in all sorts of places. Partly shaded would be okay but fully shaded may be a bit more challenging for many plants.

BestIsWest Sat 23-Apr-16 20:09:12

Agree with pieris. Have one in my garden which will have to go as I have the wrong type of soil.

CocktailQueen Sat 23-Apr-16 20:09:12

Yes, the second is definitely pieris. It needs acidic soil, so depending where you live, you might need to grow it in a pot and use ericaceous compost.

CocktailQueen Sat 23-Apr-16 20:11:06

No idea about the other. If you took the photo recently, it shouldn't be buddleia, as this should be cut back hard each winter. Can you take a close-up pic and post that?

MisForMumNotMaid Sat 23-Apr-16 20:13:53

I have a shady spot that i've planted a fairly large red robin (photonia) in. Its doing well 2 years on and is a hardy easy to grow shrub that has a similar two tone effect that a pieris has but larger leaves. RHS link to photonia

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