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England
Maman
Apr 17, 2018 10:51 AM CST
Can anyone identify this please? (I'm in the UK, and I don't know if the plant is specific to England or if it grows everywhere).
This is an evergreen shrub that has been in my garden for over 25 years. It has tiny white flowers and red berries. The leaves are smooth and non-prickly. It has a woody stem.
I've been wondering for ages what it is, so would be grateful if anyone knows!


Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 17, 2018 10:53 AM CST
I have no idea of an ID, but that's a gorgeous plant. When you find out the name of it, please add the photo to the database!
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England
Maman
Apr 17, 2018 10:55 AM CST
Thanks PlantManager - I would be pleased to add to your database. Just hoping someone can solve the mystery after 25 years!
Name: Carol H. Sandt
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csandt
Apr 17, 2018 11:17 AM CST
It looks like Skimmia japonica. I saw it and fell in love with it at Longwood Gardens. It is a foundation plant for the Pierce-Dupont house on the side nearest the meadow garden:

Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
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plantmanager
Apr 17, 2018 11:19 AM CST
That does look like it, Carol. What a great plant! I was just reading that only the female plants bear the pretty fruit.
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England
Maman
Apr 17, 2018 11:40 AM CST
Thank you SO much, csandt! That is definitely it. Wonderful to finally know what it is!
It has slowly grown over the years, and is now about 30 inches high by about 40 inches wide. So far the Muntjac Deer have left it alone, so it is doing well.
Thanks again all. I will add it to your plant database.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Apr 17, 2018 11:53 AM CST
I'm glad you finally have an ID, Maman! It's good to hear the deer leave it alone. I may have to try it. If you weren't abroad, I'd be begging for a cutting.
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England
Maman
Apr 17, 2018 12:07 PM CST
Thanks Plant Manager, if I lived near you you would be most welcome to take as many cuttings as you liked.
Name: Karen
New Mexico (Zone 8a)
Region: New Mexico Region: Arizona Cactus and Succulents Plant Identifier Plays in the sandbox Greenhouse
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plantmanager
Apr 17, 2018 12:09 PM CST
Aw thanks! Lovey dubby
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