I have a few of these plants growing in my garden along a trelace fence in the south of the UK. Although I've seen them in my local area grown as more of a mounded shrub. enter image description here enter image description here

As you can see, the individual branches grow in long thin cane like structures with no discerning taper along their length.

I've never seen it flower or fruit, but it is usually kept trimmed and it seems to train itself up the trelace.

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    This looks like Jasminum nudiflorum but it's hard to say for certain without higher resolution images and preferably with a better understanding of its form. Of course, a flower would most certainly result in a positive ID.
    – Brenn
    Sep 8, 2016 at 18:00
  • Spot on, if you want to write up as an answer I'll upload some better pictures tomorrow.
    – AvieRose
    Sep 8, 2016 at 18:45
  • I'm so glad that you're certain that it's J. nudiflorum. I will create a proper answer.
    – Brenn
    Sep 8, 2016 at 18:46
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    I believe the ID is right but that plant needs some help; fertilizer for one! Use Osmocote 14-14-14 to help with foliage and allow flowering. I hope you haven't used a lot of this black fabric as I am going to tell you to pull that stuff up and throw it away. Check out on this site why it is so contraindicated to use landscape fabric/plastic for weed suppression. Landscape fabric is to use beneath gravel to prevent loss of gravel down into the soil. It should never be used as 'weed barrier'!! They call it weed fabric to sell it. Solarization is different and temporary.
    – stormy
    Sep 8, 2016 at 20:44
  • @stormy gravel is going down in a couple of weeks. Black fabric has been down some time just because the ground really hardens up this time of year.
    – AvieRose
    Sep 8, 2016 at 22:15

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This is Jasminum nudiflorum or "Winter Jasmine".

"Winter jasmine is a slender, deciduous shrub native to China. It is widely cultivated as an ornamental and is reportedly naturalized in France and in scattered locations in the United States."

General Care: Fine Gardening and Royal Horticulture Society.

Winter jasmine is best pruned in spring, immediately after flowering. Flowers develop on the previous year's growth. Pruning after flowering gives the new growth time to mature and flower next season.

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