Stuck on identifying this - please assist me.

AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,978
A large shrub/small tree in my garden. It is evergreen. The leaves are smooth, leathery and sage green with a silver/grey underside. Habit as shown in pic and these little ‘berries’ in April/May. 





Thank you in advance.


My garden and I live in South Wales. 

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,633
    Did it have flowers?
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,978
    If it did, I missed them. It’s tucked behind my pond so might not have noticed. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • HelixHelix 704m altitude...Posts: 593
    Eleagnus x ebbingei I think.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,053
    Helix said:
    Eleagnus x ebbingei I think.
    Definitely
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,978
    Superb!! Thank you - that is it! 

    You got it in the time it took me to nip out and look for any sign of flowers, as OH said there were little ones. 
    This is must be the ‘inbetween’ stage of flower to berry:


    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Brittany, France Posts: 2,081
    nutcutlet said:
    Helix said:
    Eleagnus x ebbingei I think.
    Definitely
    +1
    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Lizzie27Lizzie27 Bath, SomersetPosts: 3,707
    It's supposed to have a beautiful perfume from the hidden tiny flowers in the autumn which stops people in its tracks. I planted one 3/4 years ago in the school garden I look after but haven't noticed it yet!
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 1,549
    edited 30 April
    Flowers are not very noticeable.
    Pic taken end November.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • madpenguinmadpenguin Isle of WightPosts: 1,674
    The perfume is wonderful.I have one in my garden and every year it takes me by surprise!
    “Every day is ordinary, until it isn't.” - Bernard Cornwell-Death of Kings
  • AuntyRachAuntyRach Posts: 2,978
    I will look out for the flowers in Autumn - with eyes and nose. 
    My garden and I live in South Wales. 
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