I need your help with a plant identification, please.
When I moved into this home, it was very overgrown with foliage. The original owners in the 80’s were apparently avid gardeners, as there was much greenery, and old overgrown beds, and a large pond. After they departed, however, future owners hadn’t taken care of it, and while it was lush, it was also quite a mess.
In my efforts to redo the landscaping this year, I ended up taking out a vine that has been here for decades, apparently. It had grown up into a lagustrum, and I never saw it do much except put out a few leaves in the summer. Once we took it out, I discovered that WAYYYY up in the lagustrum, the tips of the vine had some beautiful yellow flowers! Had I known this, I would have trimmed it back and retrained it to be out of the way, but alas that isn’t what happened.
Anyway, that picture is the tip of the vine, with leaves and flowers, after I cut it off. It is a decicuous vine, and the vine itself is very thick and ropy, without branching much.
Can you help me identify it? I’ve found nothing in all of my books. I did keep a few clipped ends; can anyone suggest how I might go about rooting them, if it is possible?
Oh, add this one to the mistake book! Yet one more.