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SylviaDavies

With little knowledge, I'm slowly turning an acre field into a garden! This is my first gardening attempt, so there's such a lot to learn! 🐝🦋🌻

Cornus alba 'Elegantissima'

  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2016
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SylviaDavies

Can you help me identify this plant please #plantid

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Keely

Weigela variegated 👍

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gardengimp

Looks like cornus to me...?

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ferne101

Weigela I think. Any pale pink flowers appearing?

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SylviaDavies

I have had this from a friend and I haven't seen it flower last season. It may be die to when I prune though. I though cornus but when I looked up pics most had like a leafy flower which I hadn't seen on this? Thanks for helping, any further ideas welcome! @Keely @gardengimp @ferne101 @tiggrx

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gardengimp

It looks identical to a cornus I just gave to charity. It had insignificant flower clusters in early spring, so blink and you miss it. I did take a cutting so standby for a photo :) Are the stems green, red or browny-red? Not quite clear on the pic @SylviaDavies

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ferne101

Mine is in flower just now. I'll post a photo of it later and we can compare. I prune mine immediately after flowering (next month) for flowers next year.

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tiggrx

I would say either Cornus alba 'Elegantissma' or Weigela 'Florida Variegata'. I find them difficult to separate in pictures. I'm slightly leaning towards the Cornus.

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SylviaDavies

I have a variegated wigelia which is just finishing but the cornus? ? has had no flowers this or last year. Should it? @tiggrx @ferne101 @gardengimp thanks for your help 😃

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SylviaDavies

Redish @gardengimp should I leave it and not prune it this year then as I have been pruning in the autumn.

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gardengimp

@SylviaDavies I would still give it a light tidy up to maintain the shape. If it's older than 3 years or when the branches look a bit sparse of leaves I'd consider cutting out ONLY one or two of the thickest darkest old branches. Brightly coloured vigorous new stems carrying fresh leaves and flowers will begin growing from where you cut the old branch out. Hope this helps.

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SylviaDavies

Ok thanks @gardengimp. Is Autumn pruning ok then? Thanks for your help! 👍 👍

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