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debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
edited January 2019 in Plants
Pass this shrub every day on way to wirk it smells wonderful so can anyone ID it for me please? 

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  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,839
    Daphne either odora or bholua Jacqueline Postil.
  • It's Daphne judging by the winter blossom. Must be divinely fragranced too!!!
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    It smells a little like hyacinths. It’s a huge shrub so I may knock and ask if I can take a cutting. Any tips? 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696
    They're fairly slow growing, but I've never tried a cutting. 
    Devon.
  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    I know they are very expensive to buy if you want a decent size but the scent from this one is so lovely at this time of year I thought a few cuttings would be worth a try. 
  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,287
    Good Luck with the cuttings if you are brave enough to knock.
    I once commented on a nice group of dogwoods in someones garden, just walking past going home.  They had cuttings and offered me one. I got a nice midwinter fire.
    You never know.

    Also you could look out for them at local garden centres, the larger chain type ones often discount them or have a spring sale bringing in new season stuff.
    But it is surprising what they sadly throw out if not sold on sale. Also DIY stores that have a garden area, some are year round and heavily discount shrubs before throwing.


  • debs64debs64 West Midlands, on the edge of the Black Country Posts: 4,225
    I found a plant in my local garden centre not a bad size for £12.99 so snapped that up! I have put it into a large pot and keeping my fingers crossed it does well 
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