Plant ID forum→Rose family plant?

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South East England
Apr 9, 2020 5:11 PM CST
I've had this shrub in my garden for a while and always thought it was called Rhodotypos scandens which I think is in the rose family. But just noticed that all the flowers seem to have four petals, not five like rose family normally have. Have got its name wrong or can rose family have 4 petals sometimes. I do know Rhodotypos is unusual in rose family for having opposite buds.
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Name: Porkpal
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Apr 9, 2020 5:41 PM CST
I think you are right to call it Rhodotypos scandens.
Name: Lee-Roy
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Apr 9, 2020 5:41 PM CST
For every rule in existence there is an exception ;)
South East England
Apr 10, 2020 5:29 PM CST
Many thanks both of you
Name: Rick R.
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Apr 11, 2020 3:45 PM CST
I grew one from seed and had it for many years. Recognized your pic immediately.

Good for you that you grow something off the "beaten path". Thumbs up
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