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identifying a shrub

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gingeroots Thu 14-Apr-16 09:16:04

without a picture blush .I know I'm stupid and should learn and get a new phone but I can't take or post pictures .

anyway - shrub seen yesterday in garden up ( main road ,London ) the road has slender ,arching branches covered in tiny clusters of white flowers .Not too big ,about 3 ft ?

I think it's flowering on the bare wood ,before the leaves .Will check that detail when I go out today .

I have googled but not succesful so far .

GeorgeTheThird Thu 14-Apr-16 09:17:26

Syringa?

bookbook Thu 14-Apr-16 09:56:21

Could it be any of these?
Viburnum x bodnantense ,
Amelanchier,
Chaenomeles

bookbook Thu 14-Apr-16 10:17:43

or Spirea?

GeorgeTheThird Thu 14-Apr-16 11:44:48

Spirea. That's what I meant!

gingeroots Thu 14-Apr-16 16:18:08

Thank you so much for the suggestions .

it's not the viburnum ,could be spirea or flowering quince ..

I'm not sure - there are no leaves and the flowers are v small ,it's v light and airy .Not thick clusters of flowers .

The branches are reddish and it looks very much as though it was once a much larger bush which has been cut back .

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