Please ID this plant.

ssobiassobia Posts: 10

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  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 14,296
    edited 12 June
    Looks very like a philadelphus
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  • RubytooRubytoo On the sofa, Southerly aspect.Posts: 1,185
    Philadelphus,  though I could not say which one. It looks gorgeous and blackfly free,?
    Lucky you :)
  • ssobiassobia Posts: 10
    edited 12 June
    Its a massive 8-10 foot bush that comes alive in summer and its my neighbours.. we both thought it was some variety of a jasmine as it smells very much like one!
  • ssobiassobia Posts: 10
    Muddle-Up said:
    Looks very like a philodelphus
    Thank you! .. as advised... didn't 'like' your comment :)
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 17,561
    It's common name is mock orange because it smells like orange blossom.

    It can be pruned back once flowering is over and thus kept to a size that suits you.  This will help - https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=197 Scroll down to the bit on pruning deciduous shrubs (group 2).
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  • Muddle-UpMuddle-Up Posts: 14,296
    Definitely a philadelphus, then!  The scent is fantastic in June during the flowering season, like fruit salad, pineapple, banana....and yes, a hint of jasmine.  8-9 foot is quite normal.  Lovely plant.  Up here in parts of Scotland one of it's common names is 'Bride's Blossom'.  AKA 'Mock Orange'
    Aberdeenshire, NE Scotland 🌞  
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