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EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,453

    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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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 34,453

    p.s. Save it!

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    You describe this as a shrub and 'Halliana' is a twining climber. Is this a free standing shrub or a twining climber?

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    Freestanding Nutcutlet.

    Ladybird, just going out to try to detect any fragrance.

    Thanks both of you.

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    image image Absolutely no fragrance I'm afraid.

  • PalustrisPalustris Posts: 3,894

    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.

  • EsspeeEsspee Posts: 274

    Is it a Lonicera?  I know I described the flowers as honeysuckle-like but I associate Lonicera with a beautiful fragrance.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,556

    I think that's a lonicera, they don't all have a scent.

  • MarlorenaMarlorena East AngliaPosts: 6,783

    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..

    Last edited: 29 May 2016 22:50:09

  • CeresCeres Posts: 2,126

    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.

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