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17/02/2013 at 17:45
To be honest when I first saw it I thought of Jasminum beesianum or stephanense but don't think they are evergreen...
17/02/2013 at 17:48
Could it be clematis vitalba aka traveller's joy and old man's beard? A vigorous climber, evergreen and the immature leaves are different to the mature leaves. The stem does get woody as it twines.
17/02/2013 at 17:51
If not a C.vitalba it could be a Lonicera x tellmaniana?
17/02/2013 at 17:55

But it's never been seen to flower, and the stems are very green - no tinge of red 

17/02/2013 at 18:15
Gelsemiaceae are vines with opposite leaves but not native to UK. Is this a vine that doesn't flower because of the growing conditions perhaps. Just suggestions.
17/02/2013 at 18:45

Tentative suggestion - actinidia arguta, the hardy kiwi? It needs quite a long period pof sunshine to produce fruit I think, so maybe isn't doing so. I think it spreads by underground runner.

17/02/2013 at 22:37

having looked further into that one, it wasn't a good suggestion.

22/02/2013 at 15:04

It does appear to be some type of Fallopia although not one of the more commonly grown ones (Russian vine)

22/02/2013 at 16:30

I wondered whether is was a Passion Flower!!!

22/02/2013 at 16:34

Just looked at your picture of old stems, they look like my old stems on my Honeysuckle L.periclymenum, but leaves are smaller on mine.

16/03/2013 at 16:39

Many many thanks for all the suggestions. Sorry I was busy recently and could not check the emails nor posts recently.

I have never seen it with flowers. It is evergreen. Grows very rapidly. It is climber. Older stems are hardy and seen twisting around the other trees. I can see new shoots sprouting from the ground around. I will take some photos and post it.

20/03/2013 at 17:55

cut a peice off & take it to your local garden centre they will tell you what it is

06/09/2013 at 20:21

scrolling through looking for something else - did you ever find out what the monster climber was ?

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