Climber ID'd by Miriam as Periploca sepium

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Umbrian

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Climber ID'd by Miriam as Periploca sepium
« on: May 01, 2019, 04:30:09 PM »
Can anyone identify this charming small flowered climber that I bought at the Lucca flower show last autumn- its label has gone missing ....
« Last Edit: May 11, 2019, 07:49:31 AM by Alisdair »
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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2019, 07:43:03 AM »
I thought I had posted an identification plea and was disappointed when no one replied- perhaps it got lost somehow because as see this latest request says Page 1......
Anyway will try gain with fingers crossed.
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Hilary

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2019, 08:00:08 AM »
Umbrian,
I saw your request but as I have no idea at all about the  identity of the plant I did 't  reply but you certainly posted your request in the right place.
Maybe everyone was too busy making May Wreaths or collecting the May
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Most of my plants are succulents which need little care

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2019, 10:07:52 AM »
So did I, but am as nonplussed as Hilary. The flower does look faintly like those of the very dark-flowered pittosporums like P. tenuifolium or P. colensoi, but those are held singly along the twigs - so no help, sorry!
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Alisdair

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2019, 10:43:33 AM »
... you can see what I mean from this photo of Pittosporum ralphii (taken on an MGS trip to Italy in 2006!), even though it's obviously not the same thing.
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Charithea

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« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2019, 11:46:01 AM »
I thought the leaves were very similar to the guava but I am not sure about the flowers.
I garden in Cyprus, in a flat old farming field, alt. approx. 30 m asl.

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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2019, 05:38:38 AM »
Thanks everybody - at least I know now the request was posted.
Yes, can see what you mean Alisdair but this is a climber. I am sure I made a list of purchases on returning from Lucca but that is proving elusive to track down and where the label went to an don't know - my resisdent blackbirds play havoc with them but I usually find them somewhere!
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Hilary

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« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2019, 06:05:29 AM »
Could it be a Hoya?
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Miriam

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Re: Identification please
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2019, 01:01:47 PM »
Looks like Periploca sepium
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Re: Identification please
« Reply #9 on: May 11, 2019, 05:47:50 AM »
Thank you so much Miriam- you have ended my misery.
Not surprised it proved difficult as when  I Googled  the name to verify your suggestion the information said it was rare in cultivation so I am doubly pleased to know what my little treasure is. The flowers are very unusual and change considerably as they mature - not particular showy but very interesting. Always nice to have something different and now, as I am gardening in a much smaller space,  climbers are very welcome.
MGS member living and gardening in Umbria, Italy for past 19 years. Recently moved from my original house and now planning and planting a new small garden.