Looks like an untended municipal planting on the railway bridge embankment.
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Not really enough detail due to poor image, was this taken this month? can we see a close up of flowers or fruit?
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Pic taken today - limited by the macro on my compact...
My experience of Callicarpa is very limited indeed, but your pictures don't quite look right - the leaves are too small and the berries too large. Furthermore, shouldn't the leaves have longer stalks? As to what the shrub is, the only suggestion I have is a long-shot based on the form of the berries - some type of lonicera?
Like you I don't know a lot about Callicarpa - I was really going somewhat tentatively with the overall form and the berries, but I agree it's quite possibly something else. I hadn't though of Lonicera (thanks Vinny!), but that does look plausible. I know there's a L. pileata which is spreading with purple berries but these are darker than the violet ones of this shrub. Any further horticultural thoughts on this?
I thought about Himalayan honeysuckle.
...as an ex-horticuluralist. Racking my brains as to the species!
...is now my best guess. They look like Lonicera and have similar berry clusters. Possibly the hybrid 'x chenaultii' which is often used as ground cover.
Ah, snowberries - I was only familiar wirth S. albus & didn't know about those with pink berries. I've looked at some other pics on the www and they look right - either the hybrid suggested or S. orbiculatus, though the latter is rarely found. Ta for the ID,
Though I should have recognised it sooner - having planted hundreds of them during my former horticultural career!
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