Can anyone help me identify this please?

swjonthebay(8b Alabama)April 19, 2009

This shrub (tree?) grows on our property line and is covered with small blooms each year at this time. They smell so softly sweet at their peak. I have no idea what it is. The woman who most likely planted it had died before I moved here so asking her is an impossibility.

Can anyone help?

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telly2(7 b - Alabama)

Is this maybe a jasmine ? It looks similar to orange jasmine or lakeview jasmine to me. Someone smarter than me will know !

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 7:10PM
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A Pittosporum of some type is my guess. Here's a link to a pic....

Here is a link that might be useful: Pittosporum Info

    Bookmark   April 19, 2009 at 9:32PM
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swjonthebay(8b Alabama)

Nelson, thank you for the i.d. and the link. Now I have a name for it! Not knowing was bugging me :)

Thanks again,

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 5:08AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

I love the aroma of Pittosporum! It's one of the many heavenly fragrances that catch us by surprise this time of year. If I lived in a warmer zone, I'd plant Pittosporum tobira in one of my perennial beds, and prune it to a tree-form.

    Bookmark   April 20, 2009 at 1:01PM
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