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Please can anyone identify this plant ?

ShaymanShayman Posts: 6

This is growing as a shrub in my garden but I never planted it .

Any help would be much appreciated in identifying it.image

Thanks.

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  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,269

    Hi there. Its a Philadelphus. Some are single flowered and some double flowered but they are deliciously scented!

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,442

    I'm thinking it looks more like a privet that is about to flower, and the smell is not good.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,269

    The smell will tell image Nice - philadelphus. Horrid - privet. My philadelphus looks just like that picture.

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • ShaymanShayman Posts: 6

    I am still unsure. I think this plant has arrived as a present from the birds.

    The leaves are 3 and 1/2 inches by 2 inches.(in old money !)

    which makes me doubt it is a privet.

    The parts that are now in flower have a very slight scent but are tiny and in clusters.

  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Posts: 37,269

    Is it possible to post a picture of the fully open flowers?

    Cacoethes: An irresistible urge to do something inadvisable
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,442

    Big leaves so would rule out  both privet and philadelphus.

  • ShaymanShayman Posts: 6

    I am going to get a picture of the open flowers...........I will post asap.

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    Leaves that big point to it perhaps being one of the laurels.  I also thought philadelphus at first.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • ShaymanShayman Posts: 6

    Here are the flowers..

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,442

    cherry laurel? Prunus laurocerasus

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