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Tall white flowering shrub

About 6 feet at present, palmate three lobed mid green shiny leaves, greeny white flowers. Not Exochroda, Choyisia, Heptocodium or Staphylea pinnata.

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don't know Owdboggy don't think its a Philadelphus either ? but it looks lovely

5 May, 2010


Tell us all if you find out, Ob - it's a lovely one.

5 May, 2010


I will. It is flowering this year for the first time. We planted it a few years back and the label is now gone. Cannot even remember where we bought it, but the choices are small so, on our next visit (few days I hope) we will see if we can see one in flower at either The Dingle in Welshpool or Bridgemere. It must have come from one of those two. It is very frustrating.

5 May, 2010


Fantastic, thanks to Bamboo and the Staphylea suggestion I have found out what this shrub is. It is a Staphylea, but not pinnata, it is S. colchica. Wonderful, ta muchly!

5 May, 2010


So now we know! Is it hardy?

6 May, 2010


Survived this winter here, which is more than some things have done, so yes hardy to -20c.

7 May, 2010


That's one for the list, then - thanks Ob.:-)

7 May, 2010

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