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A dear friend asked me to ID this shrub for her. She is living in London for a year. The flowers appear to be single in clusters of 4-5. I think the leaves are serrated but not sure. She says it has a wonderful fragrance. Stamen almost appear to be rose like, but not sure. Photo is current. Thanks to anyone who can at least take a guess!

Plant ID for London area Shurb

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  • Posted: Thu. 15th June 2017 23:34

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Reply from Michaela Matjasz

Is it a kiwi?! Are the flowers cream with pale yellow in the middle?! Furry leaves? Picture blurs a bit so can't fully see them when zoom in- I have one. Could be?!

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 08:19

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Reply from Liz

It is a philadelphus, possibly Belle Etoile. The common name is mock orange.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 09:12

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Reply from Diana Phillips

Could it be Rubus tridel "Benenden"?

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 09:15

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Reply from krista boulton

Looks like philadelphus.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 09:28

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Reply from Margie Johnston

This looks like a Philadelphus or Mock Orange to me. The white, 4-petalled flowers are very fragrant.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 09:36

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Reply from Karen Stoltzman

Looks like Philadelphus -smells devine- savour it whilst the flowers last!

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 09:55

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Reply from Becca Duncan

Hi Rachelle,
That looks like Philadelphus or Mock Orange Blossom to give it it's common name. There are many pretty varieties including 'Belle Etoile' which has a burgundy smudge in the centre. They flower about this time of year and they do indeed smell divine!
Becca

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 10:23

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Reply from Brenda

Hi....no expert in any sense, but could this be a variety of Philadelphus (Mock Orange)....known for it's beautiful scent,and remembering from my childhood, a popular planting in London along with Lilac (Syringa?).

Good luck.
Brenda

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 12:03

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Reply from GILL FOX

Hi, it looks very much like a Philadelphus- Mock Orange! I used to have one in my front garden. If you Google Image it you'll see lots of photos! Enjoy! Gill F.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 12:42

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Reply from GILL FOX

Hi, it looks like a Philadelphus- Mock Orange. I used to have one in my front garden. If you Google Image it you will see lots of photos. Enjoy! Gill F.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 12:48

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Reply from Mairi

From the picture, it looks to me a bit like a Philadelphus (mock orange) of which there are many varieties listed on the Shoot website. They have scented flowers. We used to have one which looked like this, with dark green leaves, but I never knew which variety it was.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 13:07

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Reply from ELAINE HUTSON

Philadelphus or mock orange

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 16:26

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Reply from Anne Simonsen

It is a Philadelphus, thats for sure! But not sure wich one of them, P. coronarius is the most fragrant one. You may ofcourse have many more varieties in England, than we have here in Finland.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 16:45

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Reply from ken

it looks like a mock orange philadelphus is the proper title

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 18:12

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Reply from Carol

That looks like a double Philadelphus - the fragrance at this time of year is the give-away.

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 20:01

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Reply from Lin T

It's Phhiladelphus. Lovely scent

  • Posted: Fri. 16th June 2017 23:43

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Reply from Christine Hillman

There isn't much to go on from the photograph but I'm pretty certain that it's a philadelphus and probably:
Philadelphus starbright (mock orange starbright).

https://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/philadelphus-starbright

  • Posted: Sat. 17th June 2017 08:15

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Reply from Jane Harries

Looks like a philadelphus to me, from what I can see.

Good luck - Jane

  • Posted: Sat. 17th June 2017 13:52

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Reply from kaye molloy

Hi
I think this is a Philadelphus perhaps a Philadelphus 'Virginal'

kaye

  • Posted: Sun. 18th June 2017 09:00

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Reply from Jeanette Bu Vindenes

This looks like Philadelphus.

  • Posted: Sun. 18th June 2017 18:26

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Reply from Debbie Costello

Hi There,

Yes, this is a Philadelphus. It smells gorgeous in early summer.

Debbie

  • Posted: Thu. 22nd June 2017 14:52