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oliversgardens wrote: i have this tree in my garden (in Devon), we have previously called it a jasmine but recently i have tried to find out which type and discovered it looks more like an osmanthus.its 3m tall, its leaves are most similar to o.fragrans (when mature they look slightly crinkled) but the pale yellow/white flowers dangle downwards in clusters near the ends of the branches that themselves weep downwards. it is very fragrant, and flowers around april-june. new shoots grow straight upwards and grow vigorously. it bears some nasty spines, just like those found on hawthorn. it used to keep most of its leaves through the winter but since i pruned it heavily it has become deciduous and looks healthier for it. its leaves do not look thick and shiney like most of the pictures i can find. in the 3 years i have known it there has never been any fruit. its the prettiest plant in the garden and i'd love to know exactly what it is.