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This bush/shrub is in our back yard. The wife loves it and the bees seem to as well, though I'll be darned if I can smell anything from the flowers.

It stands about 8'-10' high and would probably grow taller if not for the fact that it is shaded by more than one large tree.

Any help identifying it would be appreciated.

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Base: Newer canes in the center, older to the sides.


Leaves:


Flowers:


Flower: Closeup #1


Flower: Closeup #2
 
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that looks like sweet mock orange to me
 
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Akiva Silver wrote:that looks like sweet mock orange to me


Me too.
Interesting you say the flowers don't smell-the bushes I've known have a pretty strong orange blossom-y scent.
They love heavy pruning. No need to of course, but it stops them getting 'leggy' and twiggy.
Every once in a while I'd take out the old, corky-looking wood right at the ground and shorten the young canes/branches.
 
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This is a deutzia, don't know the common english name.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deutzia
 
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wanda hermann wrote:This is a deutzia

Aha! The lack of scent makes me think you're probably right
 
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wanda hermann wrote:This is a deutzia, don't know the common english name.



The common name in my (English-speaking) family is, um, "deutzia"
 
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hehe well, good to know. In German its a "Sternchenstrauch"
 
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