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Help with identifying this shrub please

sonjadaysonjaday Posts: 12


My apologies if I do anything wrong, but this is my first post on this site.

I have a shrub in my garden which was given to me as a cutting, by someone who didn't know the name of it.  Many visitors to my garden like this shrub and have asked for cuttings, so it would be nice to able to identify it.

It has just finished flowering and seems to grow quite tall if not cut back.

Hopefully from the photo it will be possible to make an identification. I have just been told it could be a Philadelphus Dame Blanche, but I would be grateful if someone could confirm this.

Thank you for your help.







  • Definitely a philadelphus, but someone more knowledgeable will have to confirm the type. Whatever, a beautiful specimen which may benefit from some pruning of this year's flowering stems to encourage a good show next year.

  • sonjadaysonjaday Posts: 12

    Thank you so much for your helpful responses.

    Thanks to Woodgreen wonderboy for the suggestion to prune this years growth.

    I've looked at Philadelphus brachybotrys as suggested by 2 Wheel Gardener and I think you're probably right, it has single flowers not semi double as the Dame Blanche.

    Thank you both so much for taking the time to help.


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