These days I walked upon a bush/small tree which intrigued me because it's midwinter and it is green like in summer, leaves are strong and small pups begin to be developed. Next along an railroad were plenty of them.
I've searched to proper identify this but failed. So, if you are so kind, could somebody help me to identify this evergreen ? I know it's harder because I hadn't my camera with me, and took only this sample. Maybe I'm lucky.
Thank you a lot.
Please tell where your found these shrubs.
Assuming, for now, it is in the UK, my thoughts go to:
- Cornus mas (Cornelian cherry, globular buds, but it is deciduous)
- Cornus sanguinea (dogwood, not quite there)
- Ligustrum (various species of privet, leaves not flat enough, amongst other things)
- Viburnum (various species, some evergreen, but I can't think of one with a matching leaf)
- Rhamnus cathartica (not quite, deciduous)
- Gaultheria (...nah)
I'm going to kick myself when we get the ID!
(Fred - are you there?)
If you are not in the UK, please tell us!
Thank you for reply. I'm not from UK, Romania instead. With other pasionates help I already identify it as Lonicera fragrantissima or Lonicera purpussi. I was right when assuming it's not a native one. Only wondering how managed to get here.......