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Eatingcheeseontoast Fri 19-May-17 06:47:42

About 5/6 foot tall in a container. Does anyone have any ideas?

JT05 Fri 19-May-17 08:25:20

Could it be a type of Magnolia?

Eatingcheeseontoast Fri 19-May-17 08:29:48

That's a good thought, just googled and the leaves look similar.

Looking for a good container tree to provide some screening from neighbour.

IncognitoBurrito Fri 19-May-17 09:42:49

Looks to me like a variety of mock orange or philadelphus. Does it smell gorgeous? There are loads of kinds with different sized flowers.

MilkTrayLimeBarrel Fri 19-May-17 09:47:06

Looks like syringa to me - smells lovely - but not sure it is best in a pot. From what I remember, it is mainly a climbing plant.

MattBerrysHair Fri 19-May-17 09:59:34

I don't think it's a syringa. It looks very like a philadelphus, or if not scented, a type of cornus.

Eatingcheeseontoast Fri 19-May-17 10:00:39

I snapped it in someone's courtyard garden from the pavement
Not sure I can get close enough for a sniff without being arrested.

Hiahia Fri 19-May-17 10:33:02

looks a bit like dogwood/cornus although they usually only have 4 petals per flower?

Elphaba99 Fri 19-May-17 10:35:10

Looks like Philadelphus to me. They smell heavenly.

Elphaba99 Fri 19-May-17 10:36:22

If it is Philadelphus, it's deciduous btw - not sure if that will affect your decision?

Eatingcheeseontoast Fri 19-May-17 10:37:56

Hmm might do. Struggling to find something evergreen and tall that'll go in a pot to act as a screen.

Elphaba99 Fri 19-May-17 10:41:39

Clematis Montana if it's got something to climb up? Or Akebia (semi evergreen), also with support.

ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 19-May-17 10:41:56

I thought it might be dogwood as well.

Although it could be philadelphus.

Eatingcheeseontoast Fri 19-May-17 13:50:23

Better photo. Does that help in identifying it?

Hiahia Fri 19-May-17 14:01:51

Can you take photo of one 'perfect' flower?

aircooled Fri 19-May-17 15:59:40

Cornus `Eddie's White Wonder' or similar.

Elphaba99 Fri 19-May-17 17:12:40

I think you're right, aircooled - flowers look too flat for Philadelphus.

Elphaba99 Fri 19-May-17 17:14:59

....in which case, OP, that's also deciduous.

Here's the Akebia I have - flowers smell lovely: www.crocus.co.uk/plants/_/akebia-quinata-cream-flowered/classid.2000011116/?affiliate=googleproductfeed&gclid=CjwKEAjwr_rIBRDJzq-Z-LC_2HgSJADoL57HJ-3iNzEVzhQtA9ktCQ4ZChKfCH0Li_xJ7Ua9wMyIsBoCgZPw_wcB

TinyCairn Fri 19-May-17 18:23:56

I think also think it's a cornus kousa. I have one, they are lovely smile

ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 19-May-17 18:25:21

It's dogwood.

BTW, I didn't know there was a white akebia.

TinyCairn Fri 19-May-17 18:30:34

Sorry, that should have been:I also think it's a dogwood, cornus kousa blush

ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 19-May-17 18:33:18

How big do they get though?

Can I fit one in a tiny suburban garden? And how frost hardy are they?
I can look it up, but I would like to hear people's experiences.

Elphaba99 Fri 19-May-17 18:41:20

Which, Chardonnay? The Cornus or the cream Akebia?

That Cornus can get to 5/6m high eventually. My Akebia is trained up a 6ft fence with trellis at the top. East facing garden in the South East, neutral/alkaline soil. Quite sheltered though so we don't usually lose anything except some v tender plants to frost. Akebia seems to love it there and goes wild in the spring.

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Fri 19-May-17 18:46:50

can you nip down into the courtyard...and see if there is a label on it? You could just knock the door as a courtesy, or pretend to be canvassing with a pile of leaflets

ChardonnaysPrettySister Fri 19-May-17 20:15:01

Sorry, Cornus. I think it might be too big for me. I will need something more compact, but don't want a magnolia, they are everywhere.

I have an Akebia, but it's the chocolate variety. Or rather did have one, I lost it over the winter.

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