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By Hank

Cheshire, United Kingdom Gb

Identification please

Does anyone have an idea what these are ? A couple of months ago I took 6 cuttings from a 10ft tall bush with droopy branches, having lots of small pink flowers on.
May be a kolkwitzia.
I Hope they're the right way up, I'm sending 2 pics ( I hope !) from my ipad, the first 1 one upside down and the 2nd the right way up as yet another experiment while I study Urbanite's way to do it.
Is either of them correct ?

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It looks like Weigelia to me.

18 Aug, 2013


and me Hywel.

18 Aug, 2013


could be fushia.

18 Aug, 2013


Yep, weigela. The ident of these two shrubs was the subject a few weeks back. Weigela is chunkier, the leaves bigger. The stems of kolkwitzia more slender, slightly finely hairy. Kolkwitzia can be 10ft or more and still look good, whereas a 10ft weigela is usually a leggy mess!

18 Aug, 2013


Tallest one looks like it has a flower bud on it, or it could be a tomato in the green house!

Looked up the RHS...
Weigela are bushy deciduous shrubs with simple, ovate leaves and small clusters of funnel-shaped white, yellow, pink or red flowers on short side shoots in late spring and summer

Kolkwitzia are deciduous shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and clusters of bell-shaped pink flowers, marked with deep yellow in the throat

Seems like y'pays y'money and y'takes y'pick!

[Top pic is upside down, bottom pic right way round - unless these are in hanging pots :o) ]

18 Aug, 2013


Thanks again guys, i'll put them in bigger pots soon. And thanks Urby, they're not hanging, so maybe my photos arrive the right way up now ? Although I'd bet someone will disagree with that !

18 Aug, 2013

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