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Solved What is this bushy plant please

Discussion in 'Identification Area' started by Amy Willshire, Aug 10, 2018.

  1. Amy Willshire

    Amy Willshire Apprentice Gardener

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    This plant has been growing against the fence in my garden since before I owned the house. It is a mass of interwoven branches and leaves. Evergreen. Tiny pink flowers appear during the summer. Here is a close up of the flower and a move zoomed out version showing how the plant grows.

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    It is almost 2m tall, 1m wide and across maybe 3m of fence. Not sure if it is all one plant or several interwoven plants of the same type.
    Any idea?
    Thanks

    Amy
     
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      Hi @Amy Willshire it could be an Abelia (several different ones) has it been in flower for a while or just starting to flower.?
       
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        I'm not too sure, just been on holiday for a few weeks and the flowers are so small that it is difficult to see them unless you really look. I asked my husband and he replied that he has never noticed it flowering. Having inspected it again there are some open flowers, some new buds and also some evidence of flowers that have dropped off. Most of the flowers (maybe half) are quite low down with just a few higher up.
         
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          • Amy Willshire

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            Yes I think you are right. I even just found a fruit on it which matches the pictures on google.

            Thank you both
             
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