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knowix
Jun 27, 2020 4:48 PM CST
I have a gap in my garden for a golden leaved shrub and by coincidence one of my neighbours has just the plant. Except I haven't been able to positively identify it. I thought it would be easier as it has toothed golden leaves, white flowers around half an inch across, and it's extremely fleshy and vigorous for a shrub - all very identifiable traits.

Any ideas?

Thanks.



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skopjecollection
Jun 27, 2020 8:24 PM CST
Hydragenea(hortensia)?
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DaisyI
Jun 27, 2020 10:27 PM CST
Was that Hydrangea spelled wrong? Then I agree
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jun 27, 2020 11:08 PM CST
DaisyI said:Was that Hydrangea spelled wrong? Then I agree


To be fair, I just woke up back then.....
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Silversurfer
Jun 28, 2020 3:06 AM CST
white flowers around half an inch across,

Welcome to the forums!
It is Philadelphus coronarius aureus..... common name mock orange.
In full sun the leaves are golden..in shade they are more lime coloured.
It has very scented white flowers. ...with 4 petals
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pitimpinai
Jun 28, 2020 4:28 AM CST
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knowix
Jun 28, 2020 5:12 AM CST
Ah yes, that looks exactly the same. Looking at pictures online, I may have been thrown off the trail due to the owner of the garden pruning the plant extensively each year. It's a much rangier plant when left unpruned.
Silversurfer said:white flowers around half an inch across,

Welcome to the forums!
It is Philadelphus coronarius aureus..... common name mock orange.
In full sun the leaves are golden..in shade they are more lime coloured.
It has very scented white flowers. ...with 4 petals
Thumb of 2020-06-28/Silversurfer/4e21f9
Thumb of 2020-06-28/Silversurfer/556168
Thumb of 2020-06-28/Silversurfer/441f4d
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