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What is this shrub?

EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
The discussion about which plants in our gardens attract the most bees has reminded me that I still don’t know what this shrub is. The flowers are just starting now, but soon it will be vibrating with tiny bumble bees loud enough to hear at quite a distance. It’s currently about 7 feet tall, and 8 feet wide and would be wider if we didn’t prune it. I wish we didn’t have to but it’s right next to the drive and needs to be kept in check. 


Carmarthenshire 
If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 

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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,595
    edited July 2021
    symphoricarpus?
    Devon.
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
    Could well be. I think it might have those round white berries, and if my memory was better I would be certain 🤪. I’ll know later on in the year, thank you @Hostafan1.
    Carmarthenshire 
    If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,595
     ;) 
    Devon.
  • Mariam_86Mariam_86 Posts: 79
    It’s snowberry…if you figure out how to get rid of it, let me know! 
  • EmerionEmerion Carmarthenshire Posts: 420
    edited July 2021
    I expect it’s a pest in the wrong place then @Mariam_86? It doesn’t bother us where it is, just a yearly prune. There is a beautifully scented rose growing through it, which I would like to see more of, but it’s too daunting a prospect to try and prune the snowberry back much further,  without ending up doing the same to the rose.
    Carmarthenshire 
    If at first you don’t succeed, have some cake. 
  • Mariam_86Mariam_86 Posts: 79
    @Emerion glad it works for you! In our garden it’s planted in a very narrow spot where a hedge should (ideally) be and is very hard to eradicate.
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