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Identification help please?

I have moved into  a new house in the Northwest a couple of years ago. I love this lovely bush, but I don't know the name. The bees love it too, and since it is by the front door I would like to relocate it a bit further, how and can I do it?


  • enilorac2enilorac2 Posts: 65
    Trachleospermum jasminoides I think, an evergreen jasmine with a fabulous perfume.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 9,965
    Looks like some sort of choisya maybe?
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  • K67K67 Posts: 2,507
    First thought the same as it's a shrub not a climber.

  • Thank you. You are right, this is not a climber so probably not a jasmine. I tried one of this plant apps you can get and the best match suggested Bitter Orange Blossom too, but was unsure. 
    Do you think I could dig it out and replant it somewhere else?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,215
    edited May 2020
    Welcome to the forums.
    Excellent clear pics.
    Where are you? Is this growing in UK as it is from Australia.
    Philotheca  myoporoides.....common name long-leaf wax flower.

    P.S...I would love to grow this shrub...far too cold up here.
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Long leaf wax flower came up too in the plant app but I live in Cheshire so a bit confused about the possibility of an Australian plant surviving over here...Warmer than lovely Scotland but still, nothing compared to Australia.
    It is absolutely gorgeous, really really like it!
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,215
    edited May 2020
    Please do not move it. I would hate it to die. Take cuttings.
    It is amazing how plants from all over the world are happy to live here.
    Winters have been milder past few years.
    I suspect a cold winter might kill it.
    Same family as Correa which we used to grow in Wales...till one bad winter when we lost them all.

    Up here our Choisya gets hit badly each winter ..even though not that cold..wind damage probably.

    If you have that beauty in your garden what other beauties /treasures have you inherited.

    Quote shoot web site....

    " P. myoporoides is an erect, bushy, dense, evergreen shrub with oblong, aromatic, dark green leaves, paler underneath, and pink buds opening to white flowers from autumn to spring or summer."

    I am so jealous!!!!
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • You are probably right and I was kind of suspecting I could be taking a risk of damaging/killing this beautiful shrub. I will give a shot and do some cutting. Pretty new at gardening, actually a total novice but one of the advantage of confinement is that I have plenty of time right now.
    The few other plant I have recognised so far are Dog roses, Azalea, Blue bell, Columbine. I have this other plants growing in one of the border so if you could identify it too that would be great too :
    Plant 1
    1.5 feet hight, slightly silky leaves, growing under conifer edge, no flower (yet)? 
    A neighbour suggested Lilly of the Incas maybe

    Plant 2:
    Growing under Dog Roses, around 3 ft high, could it be a weed?

    Thank you
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