Hi Espee. It is a honeysuckle. Lonicera japonica 'Halliana'. They tend to be more fragrant at night and therefore attract the moths and other night flying insects.
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You describe this as a shrub and 'Halliana' is a twining climber. Is this a free standing shrub or a twining climber?
Ladybird, just going out to try to detect any fragrance.
Thanks both of you.
Absolutely no fragrance I'm afraid.
Hope someone can put a name to this shrubby Lonicera, as we have it as part of our hedge. It is a real seed weed too as the birds love the red berries and spread it all over the garden.
Is it a Lonicera? I know I described the flowers as honeysuckle-like but I associate Lonicera with a beautiful fragrance.
I think that's a lonicera, they don't all have a scent.
Lonicera maackii I would say... not one you see very often...
...I should add that characteristic features are horizontal branches and blooms in pairs... no scent..
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Halliana smells of orange blossom so if your plant has no scent, it is not lonicera halliana. The leaves don't look right either. Also halliana is a vigorous climber and sends out long stems in search of something to cling to. Marlorena seems to have hit the nail on the head with maackii.