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Shrub ID please

When I was working at a large garden I was allowed to take home anything that was not wanted or deemed dead...
I brought home a stick of a shrub that was "dead" but have never known what it is! Needless to say it's alive and has the most beautiful scent and blooms. Any ideas please?Β 


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,178
    I think it's an Abelia, don't know which one though.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    That looks like Abelia Grandiflora.
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,478
    Thank you so much! πŸ˜€πŸ‘the scent is heavenly and the bees love it. It does look pretty healthy now doesn't it! πŸ˜‰
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,478
    Watch out you don't inhale a bee! πŸ˜€
  • Hummingbird hawkmoths love it too.
  • HippophaeHippophae Posts: 154
    Abelia are fantastic shrubs that flower so reliably and over a long period every year.
  • PeggyTXPeggyTX Posts: 556
    I have 2 white abelias along my driveway, planted by former homeowners.Β  But I prefer the pink variety.Β  Yours is lovely!
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  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,478
    Alan, interesting you should say that. I had a hummingbird hawk mouth in my garden last year but it was on the honeysuckle. This year of it returns it will be spoilt for choice! πŸ˜€
    Hippophae, I'm glad it flowers for a long period, the scent it gives, the lovely blooms, I absolutely love it!
    Thank you Peggy 😊 mine is now almost blocking the entrance to my greenhouse.
    I was working at a stately home owned by an American couple that have s place in Suffolk, UK. It was an amazing 70 acres of all sorts of types of gardens, woodlands, lakes, kitchen gardens... beautiful! I always accepted rejected plants from there! πŸ˜€
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