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Strange Plant

KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
28 Jul 2011 10:02AM
The other day I went for a walk with my daughter and grandson (we worked out our walk was at least 8 miles, and he still ran up the hill to her house!), we went past Exeter University and through their gardens. As we left the gardens we saw a really unusual bush.

It's quite tall (at least 10 feet) and has thick spikey leaves. It was almost cacti like. The leaves were in sections, quite angular and each section was 180 degrees to the next - it almost looked artificial!

I didn't even think of taking a photo! Sad

Does anyone have any ideas as to what it was, or even where I can look to find out!?

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franken Plus
15 4.5k 4 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2011 10:09AM
Hi Karen, this may help?

Info on the page re contacting them direct..


rambler Plus
9 936 16 England
28 Jul 2011 10:11AM
Sounds a bit like Mahonia. If left to it's own devices it will grow quite tall.
try wikipedia or plant finder.

KarenFB Plus
11 4.9k 171 England
28 Jul 2011 10:19AM
Thanks Ken (aka franken)! I found it:-

Colletia cruciata ! Smile

Also thank you Ken (aka rambler) for your input! Smile
adrian_w Plus
10 3.7k 4 England
28 Jul 2011 2:45PM
Wow, that is an unusual plant. Definately looks like a succulent. ( nothing like a mahonia though.)

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