anja
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need to ID another shrub please

hiya
my friend has got this bush in her garden and she would like to know what it is cause she didnt plant it
it just popped up
anyone got any ideas?
sorry pics are not very clear
thank you

[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0083.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0082.jpg[/img]

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I need clearer pictures, in order to attempt an ID. I can't even be sure of the colors of the plant from the pictures posted, since even the building in the background looks purplish. :(
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ok sorry
didnt realize how bad pics where until i uploaded them
will get clearer pics by the end of the week

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Great, anja! I look forward to seeing them, and hope I can help you learn the name of the plant and a little bit about it. :)
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got more photos, sorry about the delay hope these are better


[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0114.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0113.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0112.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0111.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e159/geissi/Photo-0110.jpg[/img]

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Your shrub looks exactly like [url=http://www.helpfulgardener.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16648&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15]this shrub that ID was requested for[/url].
That thread's still open and the shrub not conclusively ID's. Let's see if your inquiry will spur another round, and hopefully someone will know. :wink:

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I believe that is Himalayan honeysuckle (Leycesteria formosa).

Here is an image for comparison:

[img]http://www.jungleseeds.com/images/Leycesteria.jpg[/img]
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Exactly the same Kisal. There is a pic here that is it's twin.

http://www.diggingdog.com/pages2/plantpages.php/S-0274
Gardens are a little bit of heaven on earth.

http://s600.photobucket.com/albums/tt87 ... G00047.jpg

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brilliant, thank you :wink:

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Diane wrote:Exactly the same Kisal. There is a pic here that is it's twin.

http://www.diggingdog.com/pages2/plantpages.php/S-0274
This writeup says that the berries "taste like caramel raisins"
does anyone know if they are edible for humans? (Only cause I would just like to taste one!)

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Hi anja
I am the person from the other thread who wanted an ID of the same shrub!
We are both now very happy bunnies!
Yes, the ID is correct and I am about to tell all my friends what it is :)
Incidentally, I noted that the "diggingdog centre writeup" on the shrub says its berries taste like caramel raisins :shock:
So I have sent them an email to ask if they are really edible by humans!
cheers
Eddie Johnson

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brilliant
don't forget to let us know
caramel raisins hhmmmm
sounds tempting
:D

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