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17/11/2013 at 20:50

Just wondering if anyone can identify this plant? There seem to be a few of them around the garden I've recently taken over.



17/11/2013 at 22:22

might be jasmine?

17/11/2013 at 22:40

That's what I think it could be, too.

17/11/2013 at 22:46

I'll agree with  Jasmine officinale. The white summer flowering one.

18/11/2013 at 10:11

Thanks, yes it looks like it wants to climb doesn't it. I thought it was a self-seed from the plant against my wall (see photo), but I don't think they are the same are they? If not, an identification of that one as well would be appreciated.


18/11/2013 at 15:10

Agree that the first one is jasmine, second one reminds me of Buddleja fallowiana. Or is that wooliness actually mildew?

18/11/2013 at 15:14

I dont think it is fallowiana. The leaf arrangement would be more like Buddleja alternifolia.(if it is a buddeleja) If so it should flower early on in the spring.

18/11/2013 at 15:20

I wondered if it was one of those jasmines with the little pink flowers, ?beesianum or something like that

18/11/2013 at 16:20

Not sure it is a Buddleja, but B. fallowiana has opposite leaves while B. alternifolia has alternate leaves. The leaves appear to be in opposite pairs in the photo.

Jasminum beesianum apparently only has 5-7 leaflets in a group, this seems to have more.

The plant does look very familiar, can't quite put my finger on it....

18/11/2013 at 16:32

I may have got the name wrong, the jasmine I'm thinking of has pairs of leaves right up the stems.  

18/11/2013 at 16:34

It might be Jasminium Polyanthum. Flowers are extremely sweetly scented. Frost tends to damage it though

18/11/2013 at 16:44

Or Jasminum x stephanense a cross between officinalis and beesianum. Could it seed and produce one of it's parents? The original pic looks like officinalis

18/11/2013 at 20:36

Thanks for your comments. Looks like the previous owner was a jasmine fan. Is it ok to prune the large one?

18/11/2013 at 20:39

Don't think the second one is a buddleia actually as the leaves would be longer and narrower

18/11/2013 at 20:39

Yes zebrina, I'd cut a few stems right back rather than shortening them. You'll end up with a better shaped shrub

18/11/2013 at 21:04

looks like you might have a camellia struggling under all that growth as well!

18/11/2013 at 21:14

Well spotted. But is it a camelia? (the plot thickens) I thought they had large rose-like flowers, but I see it has some rosettes of what look like tiny flower buds coming at the top.



18/11/2013 at 21:21

Guess I should be more patient and wait until the plants flower next year.

21/11/2013 at 21:57

Here's another view of the second one, if it helps pin it down at all.


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