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ID please. Ive seen it before but memory fails me 


  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 2,558
    Just bumping up your thread @Dave Morgan as I am sure someone will recognise it straight away.  :)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 85,976
    There's a similarity to some of the loniceras ...

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • RubytooRubytoo Posts: 1,353
    I think along the same lines as Dove, (nice catch Fran).
    But if it is, the flowers for this year have been pruned off?

    At the moment ours has some new leaves that look similar ( not quite as dark green) but the same shape on newer growth though it has not been cut since last year, but quite a few of the older ones have dropped off.
    We have flowers on both old and new stems?

    Though Daves look like it has been cut back quite recently, perhaps he could say when,  late last year?

    Ours is L. purpusii or fragrantissima.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123
    Its in a client's garden. Its similar to several shrubs but not one I can lay my hand on heart and say which.

    She said it grows quite tall but can't remember the flowers.
    Its hollow stemmed unlike most shrubs.
    Ive tried plantsnap and several Facebook groups but no luck.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295
    Is that a now photo Dave? None of my winter Honeysuckles have fresh green leaves like that though there are some leaves hanging on still

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123
    Yes taken a few days ago
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    What size are the largest leaves? It looks more like a herbaceous perennial with those hollow stems. But if your client reckons it's a shrub, it's very likely a Honeysuckle pruned quite recently, hence not noticing the flowers.
  • JennyJJennyJ Posts: 9,552
    Hollow stems would be pretty unusual for a shrub.  The only one I can think of offhand is Leycesteria.
    Doncaster, South Yorkshire. Soil type: sandy, well-drained
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    I had a look at hollow stemmed shrubs on the internet and apparently, Lonicera Morrowii, has hollow stems and apparently leafs up very early. The leaves also have a slight greyish tinge to them.
  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123
    Lonicera morrowii isnt it, leaf arrangement is wrong. Apparently its upright in habit
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