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12/05/2014 at 17:04

Don't know what it is, just come into flower. ID appreciated


12/05/2014 at 17:10

Is one of the  'Philadelphus' family? (Mock orange)

12/05/2014 at 17:13

It does look like a philadelphus - I have a couple - slightly different flower but I know there are a couple of varieties.  Exquisite smell - I love them

12/05/2014 at 17:41

I'm not so sure about Philadelphus. Do you have a photo of the face of any flowers?

12/05/2014 at 17:42

Deutzia is a possibility

12/05/2014 at 17:46

Yes, Deutzia gracilis I think. The orientation of the flowers and the number of petals said it wasn't a Phili not to mention the thickness of the leaves. Well done nut. 

12/05/2014 at 17:48

Maybe wrong but just looked in one of my shrub books and there's about 20 varieties of philadelphus

12/05/2014 at 17:49

Ooops sorry crossed over

12/05/2014 at 20:22

Will get a close up of flowers. It is only 3' width & 2' high after many years.

Thanks for all suggestions  

12/05/2014 at 20:34

I agree with the Deutzia opinion, Deutzia monbeigii

12/05/2014 at 20:41

Oh, I'm not often right but I'm wrong again then because my philadelphus are much more rigorous than that

13/05/2014 at 07:38

Thanks everyone I will have a close look at flowers, Deutzia gracilis is looking a strong favorite, Bamboogie I think monbeigii flowers late Summer.

Will let you know.  

13/05/2014 at 08:11

Don't think it's gracilis as flowers are pure white. Checked and shrub doesn't have any perfume.


14/05/2014 at 19:31

Excuse me bumping this back up myself  Just wondered if anyone had any ideas afer my last picture.

14/05/2014 at 20:01

I inherited a Deutzia at my last house KEF - definitely didn't have any perfume and flowers looked identical to yours. I often find flowers which are supposed to be scented just aren't up here. I don't know if it's lack of heat- most scented plants seem to perform better when it's warmer so perhaps that's a reason. 

15/05/2014 at 06:41

Thanks fairy

15/05/2014 at 07:01

YEYS!!!  I've got a plant I've been meaning you guys to ID.  It's a Deutzia too!  It got to over 2m (before I pruned it) and is pale pink with flaking bark and a moss problem around base so obviously doesn't mind the damp. Looked up on RHS and sure I have Deutzia longifolia Veitchii.

Thanks KEF!!

15/05/2014 at 07:21


15/05/2014 at 07:29


Supernoodle seems we have the national collection

15/05/2014 at 09:36

..I think the original photo of KEF's is Deutzia gracilis 'Nikko'.... I saw one the other day, it was fabulous...  it grows more wider than tall... see what you think...

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