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Can anyone identify these different plants?

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user1471558436 Wed 12-Apr-17 15:20:57


user1471558436 Wed 12-Apr-17 15:21:41

And these too

IncognitoBurrito Wed 12-Apr-17 15:25:17

The purple flower is a lilac I think. Someone will be along who knows more though!

user1471558436 Wed 12-Apr-17 15:28:52

That's brilliant! A purple lilac

MrsLettuce Wed 12-Apr-17 15:32:07

#1 is a viburnum although the exact nsme escapes me now. Highly scented, right?
#2 is lilac
#4 looks like climbing hydrangea but it's too close up to be certain.

MrsLettuce Wed 12-Apr-17 15:38:37

Actually, if the clusters of buds on #4 are an inch or two across, rather than bigger (as I assumed) it could well also be a viburnum. Summer snowflake I think it's called.
#1 - was thinking of viburnum burkwoodii But there are several that look very simillar

littlewoollypervert Wed 12-Apr-17 15:41:36

The last one looks like a magnolia (the flowers come out before the leaves) but it's quite an unusual colour - are the flowers lighter in colour than the buds?

sticklebrix Wed 12-Apr-17 15:44:33

Is the second to last one elderflower?

JT05 Wed 12-Apr-17 16:17:06

1. Virburnum 2.Lilac 3. Looks like a thornless rambling rose.
4.Cotinus 5. I can't remember, which I'd awful as I have a huge one in my garden!

user1471558436 Wed 12-Apr-17 22:20:23

Brilliant thankyou. I've been cross referencing with google and yes viburnum birkwoodi, lilac, thornless rambling rose. The bottom left photo looks much like a viburnum summer snowflake but could be elderflower or climbing hydrangea. Not sure about the bottom right plant too. Continus or magnolia?

FreshsatsumaforDd Wed 12-Apr-17 22:36:43

Bottom right looks very like a dark red leaved continus (smoke bush) growing in my front garden. Really striking!

user1471558436 Wed 12-Apr-17 23:07:46

Yes you're right, it does look like a smoke bush. smile

IncognitoBurrito Thu 13-Apr-17 07:54:12

Almost certain number 4 isn't an elder or climbing hydrangea, comparing to ones in my garden - viburnum sounds right.

MrsLettuce Thu 13-Apr-17 10:50:31

I agree, #4 is certainly not elder. The leaves are too textured for climbing hydrangea and the whole scale of the thing is too small, I was looking wrong when I suggested that!

Trethew Thu 13-Apr-17 16:07:57

4 is a viburnum plicatum, will be easier to get the variety when the flowers are out.

2 has flowers which look absolutely right for lilac, but the leaves are unlike any lilac i've seen, not just the variegation but the shape. Lilac leaves are more or less heart shaped. These look more like variegated privet

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