What is this shrub I thought was box
Bigbarb Posts: 70
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)
Lonicera pileata or Lonicera nitida?
In the sticks near Peterborough
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.
It may be sarcocca whose common name is sweet box though it's an entirely different plant.
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
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.
Good idea Edd - thank you!