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Plant ID, please.
It is about seven feet tall - it was bigger but it had been 'topped' before we got here. Its unruly look is the result of pruning out the dead bits from that viscious frost a couple of years ago.
The bark is slightly powdery to the touch and is a lovely cinamon colour.

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Yep, I've got to find out what this one is, too!

15 Jun, 2013


I'd hazzard a guess at a cotoneaster of some sort

16 Jun, 2013


I wondered if it was a Euonymous? looks similar to the 'Emerald and Gold' variety,although mine don't have the trunk like yours..more of a bush...

16 Jun, 2013


My first thought was variegated Buxus but could it be a Rhamnus of some description ?...i have a green one at work and it just looked similar.

16 Jun, 2013


I would go with Buxus sempervirens Elegantissima myself.

16 Jun, 2013


It just didn't have that Buxus close up look for me OB although the habit was just the same as mine.

16 Jun, 2013


It could be a myrtle, I have one that looks similar.

16 Jun, 2013


I once saw a euonymus Silver Queen that had grown very big - it didn't have a trunk like yours but if yours has been trained as a standard I can imagine it ending up like this.The leaves are exactly right for this in the closeup, though they look rather small in the photo of the whole bush. Have a close look to see if there are small sprays of inconspicuous yellowish flowers - this would confirm it.

16 Jun, 2013


Myrtle type, one called Luma apiculata 'Glanleam Gold'

16 Jun, 2013


Myrtle! Now why didn't I think of that?

I think you have it Worthy1. You are well-named.

Thank you all.

16 Jun, 2013

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