Unknown evergreen shrub

Anyone know what this is? I really like it; hoping to take some cuttings 
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  • ImpatientGardenerImpatientGardener Posts: 119

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  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 733
    Don't know if you have tried to download a photo but I can't see anything.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,968
    Lonicera Pileata
    Devon.
  • Fran IOMFran IOM Posts: 733
    @tenpanyaki Sorry but you must have been downloading at the same time I was posting!
  • ImpatientGardenerImpatientGardener Posts: 119
    Lovely, thank you! I should get some nice new plants out of this.
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 19,968
    I've never tried taking cuttings, but I know they're very good at "layering" themselves, so maybe that's an option?
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  • ImpatientGardenerImpatientGardener Posts: 119
    Hmm, I don't know. I'll need to do some more research!
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  • Mike AllenMike Allen Posts: 17
    Lonicera nitida.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 23,265
    They layer themselves quite readily. If you look underneath and round about, you'll probably see growth a small distance from the main shrub.
    Just slice through the connecting stem, and pot up to make a new plant. When they're small, you can actually just pull the new bit up and sever it. They're tough as old boots. 
    I've created a new hedge from the layerings of a single plant.  :)
    Oh the devil in me said, go down to the shed
    I know where I belong

  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 872
    They do take from bits literally chopped off with some leaves stripped at the base soft top growth removed and shoved in the ground.
    As long as they get a bit of water, and if you have a shady spot so they do not dry out too much.

    You can do it with more care if you would like, or feel the bits might not get watered or forgotten.

    But Hosta and Fariy's  "Irishman's" cuttings are foolproof.
    I just wonder, are they still allowed to be called what I just said?
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