Mystery Plant - is it Camellia?

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  1. mogcat22

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    Hi - hope you can help. I have this little bush in my garden - I can't remember if it has ever flowered. Could it be a camellia?Mystery Plant1.JPG
     
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    Sorry,
    no, not a Camellia,
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      Definitely not a Camellia.

      As a wild guess, could it be Viburnum tinus? The symmetrical leaf pattern seems familiar.
       
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        Prunus lusitanica possibly?

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        Thanks for you help - Prunus Lusitanica looks likely. Yes it might have had some white flowers in previous years. Was getting buried by the geranium next to it. Will keep my eye on it, give it some feed in Spring and make sure it gets its share of light and space.Might see some flowers again next year.
         
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          I agree with TBG Viburnum, the growth pattern is too compact for a Prunus, and the stems are the wrong colour
           
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