A work colleague found this growing in a Northumberland (UK) woodland (May 2018), took a photo and sent it to me.
It was in an area with non-native species, and this was growing as a shrub. It doesn't spring out as being native to the UK to me?
The leaves are hairy, not waxy. The photo shows a collection of, what I have confirmed, are buds.
If I had to compare it to anything I would say it looks like a Weigela?