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SarahQPemSarahQPem Posts: 3
This shrubby thing is growing in my garden (rented). It’s pretty enough and fills a space but I’m not sure what it is. At first I thought maybe some kind of cherry, but it doesn’t fruit (so far as I know) and it has weird sort of catkins. It also smells strange if you crush the leaves/prune it - sort of burnt/acrid? Any suggestions welcome!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 15,857
    edited June 2019
    It looks like a Viburnum bodnantense.  I think the "catkin" thing is a dead flower head.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,324
    It looks like a Viburnum bodnantense.  I think the "catkin" thing is a dead flower head.
    I agree ... Viburnum bodnantense ... flowers in the winter ... gorgeous scent 😊 
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  • SarahQPemSarahQPem Posts: 3
    Awesome thank you! I’ll look out for flowers in the (actual) winter. (As opposed to this dress rehearsal we’re currently having!)
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