Small shrub outside of school in Wallsend.
Leafs grow in opposite pairs. New growth is pink. Leaves have pink tinge.
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a small shrub with aromatic scented leaves (when crushed) and showy yellow flowers later in season.
99% this is a shrubby Hypericum such as H. x moserianum. Often used in amenity plantings.
I did think of St John's Worts (tutsan) too - but the pink colouration suggests Hebe more to me, as lots of them are pinkish.
I agree that this looks more like the young growths of Hypericum.
David J Trevan
Hebe was only a suggestion! - maybe it is a Hypericum (although the H. x moserianum pictures I could find don't look much like this) - but I couldn't find a matching Hebe either.
I've had another look through some books and at the sample I took home. I'm pretty sure it is a Hypericum. Thanks for the help!
I saw a shrub today that looked very like this, and was clearly a Hypericum (not quite sure how I know though - just 'jizz'), so I've changed my mind.
Lat/Lng: 55.014661, -1.512946
OS grid ref: NZ312690