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What is this shrub I thought was box

We have lived here nearly 8 years and I have been clipping what I thought were box bushes only to spot today some trumpet shaped pairs of tiny white flowers with staments protruding. I have a photo - but it says there is a problem when I click on the 'upload a photo' option at the top.

Has anyone any ideas of something which looks like a box but isn't, and thrives in a cold climate (next to the North Sea in Scottish Borders)


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,159

    Lonicera pileata or Lonicera nitida?

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,896

    Unfortunately at the moment there's a blip on the forum which is preventing us from posting photos - the tech team are working on it and hopefully it will be resolved before long.

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

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,145

    It may be sarcocca whose common name is sweet box though it's an entirely different plant.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BigbarbBigbarb Posts: 70

    HOORAH! I have looked up all your kind suggestions on google images and have a definitive answer. Fanfare....

    It is Lonicera Nitida "Maygreen".

    I am off to write it in my garden journal NOW before I lose the bit of paper I have just written it on.

    Thank you all for your kind help, and especially nutcutlet.

  • BigbarbBigbarb Posts: 70

    Good idea Edd - thank you!

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