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Can anyone help identify this shrub please


By mrv


Can anyone please help identify this rather large shrub? We think it is some sort of honeysuckle – but, we’re not to sure.

it’s not evergreen, but greens up early to mid March with lots of new growth and flowers in mid April (it’s coming to an end now.

If you can help we’d be really pleased.

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i thought it was weigelia from a distance but its not; they look like honeysuckle leaves?
it might be: Pink Tartarian Honeysuckle hybrid ~ i googled pink honeysuckle ~ have a look at this link

24 Apr, 2011


yes its honeysuckle,realy nice one too,is it in your garden

25 Apr, 2011


I have this one! Lonicera Tatarica. Please have a look at my pictures, I have just recently put some pictures up, you should be able to see a close up of it on page 2 of my garden pictures. Mine is just under 7 yrs, it got as big as yours, but I had to be harsh and reduced the width, but left the height. It grows back quite quickly too. I have another colour to it too. :))) Lonicera Morrowii. It is beautiful at this time of year, followed with red/orange berries after the flowers are gone.

25 Apr, 2011


Thank you Stickitoffee ... looks like you hit the nail on the head there :) It used to be a rather poorly looking thing, straggly half-dead and completely without appeal appart from some tiny red-pink flowers for about 1 week of the year- last year we'd had enough of it. I cut most of it back to ground level in early March, it fought back!

Yes Ladybug, it's in the North corner of our garden and inherited with the garden and sitting (now proudly) in a big pile of rubble - but that's another project to make it look good :)

25 Apr, 2011


well done you! you obviously did the right thing ~ it looks beautiful now, i bet it smells fantastic

25 Apr, 2011

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