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Can anyone identify this shrub?

didywdidyw Posts: 3,533
We were cutting back in a small public garden this morning and none of us could identify this shrub.  The shrub itself was about 6' high and around 4' across, quite loose in habit. I brought home a snipping to photograph and ask on here.  There are tiny blossoms that are fragrant. The flowers are in the leaf axils and the backs of the (glossy) leaves are silvery.

And a close up of the flowers;

Gardening in East Suffolk on dry sandy soil.


  • PerkiPerki Posts: 2,494
    edited October 2021
    Eleagenus ebbi ( not sure on the spelling )  nice scented flowers at this time of year
  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 23,836
    That's what I was going to say too. Popular for hedging in this part of France.
    Eleagnus ebbingei
    Dordogne and Norfolk. Clay in Dordogne, sandy in Norfolk.
  • didywdidyw Posts: 3,533
    Thank you!  I'll let the rest of the team know!
    Gardening in East Suffolk on dry sandy soil.
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