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Help with identification on plant

Hi all.
My wife and I have recently moved into a lovely house and we are currently renovating the whole garden, all 35m x 11m...... nothing else to do. We are moving several plants around before we start to landscape. I need help identifying this plant, we found it hidden under shrubs. As we like the wildlife, we are hoping maybe the birds can eat the berries. 
Thank you.


  • foxwalesfoxwales Posts: 69
    I have one in my garden, you get a lovely strong pleasant floral scent from this, definitely a keeper.
  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,699
    It could be Sarcococca Confusa shrub. Any flowers on it? They will be small white flowers, and scented, but if hidden under a shrub it's been covered up.
  • There are no flowers and no sign of it flowering any time soon
  • foxwalesfoxwales Posts: 69
    It's probably already flowered as mine just has some lasting berries on it now.
  • We have just found another which may flower?
  • Papi JoPapi Jo Posts: 3,846
    Agree with @Borderline, definitely Sarcococca. Nice plant to have!

    You are invited to a virtual visit of my garden (in English or in French).
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,438
    You can just see the remains of flowers on the right of your pic.
    Borderline is correct.Sarcoccoca confusa.
    The flowers are tiny and flowers in the winter.
    Pic 2 shows male and female flowers.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,821
    We have one near our front door ... the honeyed scent in winter sunshine is wonderful. 

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

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