enter image description hereI have a delightful bush in my garden which is self seeded. It has white blossom in spring, delicate, light green hazel-type leaves (but more delicate) and clusters of black, shiny berries in the autumn which the birds don't seem to like. The nearest look alike is a mock orange, but it isn't

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Erm, no I don't think its a Philadelphus, the leaves are too heavily impressed and serrate for it to be that. I wonder if its Rhodotypos scandens - berry formation is quite distinctive because they're held in clusters of four; they are black when fully ripe. Presumably you've seen the berries, so check this link for images and information https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhodotypos

  • Interesting species. A member of Rosaceae, but with only 4 petals. Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 13:44
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi Can't claim credit for the ID, I just came across it on Google, although its name was familiar to me once I did. Must have been a bird dropped seed for it to appear on its own
    – Bamboo
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 14:18
  • It was not a critique, only a noteworthy commentary. Rhodotypos seems to have only 4 petals, which is very seldom in Rosaceae. Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 16:00
  • I side with Bamboo's ID. The picture she gave is almost identical to April's and the berries are the definitive answer, Hairy Mock Orange is orange to red not black and not in clusters of four. images.search.yahoo.com/yhs/…
    – stormy
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 16:57
  • @GiacomoCatenazzi - I did not take it as a critique of any sort, not sure why you thought I might or had, but rest assured, I certainly didn't
    – Bamboo
    Commented Apr 11, 2017 at 16:59

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