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shsshs Posts: 21
Hello.  I was told this was a daphne and went to look for another just like it and the daphnes in the garden centre were completely different - so perhaps it’s something else? Or a particular strain of daphne? Your help much appreciated. 

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  • herbaceousherbaceous OxfordshirePosts: 2,310
    Not a flower person shs and the photo is a bit on the small side but might it be Choisya? 
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  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
    Can you get closer shots of the flowers and the leaves?
  • coccinellacoccinella Luxembourg Posts: 506
    the photo is a bit small. If it isn't daphne (it should have a nice fragrance to it) it may be an azalea or a myrtle (bit early to be in flower though) can you take another photo that shows the leaves?
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  • shsshs Posts: 21
    Hi thanks for replying - here it is next to hebe which might give leaf size indication ....
  • coccinellacoccinella Luxembourg Posts: 506
    it is a Daphne I think. There is a variety called Daphne mezerum Alba but it is deciduous I think. This could be a dwarf one called cneorum. I am sure someone will come along with much better knowldege! It is a very pretty plant anyway. :)
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  • herbaceousherbaceous OxfordshirePosts: 2,310
    Definitely not Choisya and it does look like a Daphne, my daughter has one called Eternal Fragrance or something similar and it looks like hers.
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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,307
    Looks very much like what's commercially known as Daphne Eternal Fragrance 

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  • AthelasAthelas CambridgeshirePosts: 685
    It does look like a daphne. Maybe ‘Eternal Fragrance’ (https://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/articles/wisley/fragrant-daphne)
  • shsshs Posts: 21
    Many thanks for your help 
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