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Can anyone identify this? Osmanthus?

Leicestershire, United Kingdom Gb

Can anyone identify this? I'd say it's a shrub, can get to 9 ft. Bees love it. It looks like an osmanthus but has five petals per flower.

Many thanks!

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Welcome to GoY , it looks like an Escallonia to me. Applebossom as the poss variety.
see wat others think.

7 Jun, 2022


That was my first reaction too!

7 Jun, 2022


Thanks for the welcome and the identification, it's certainly looking like escallonia!

7 Jun, 2022

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