Anyone know which lilac & honeysuckle are VERY fragrant?

irish_rose_grower(z7 LI NY)August 26, 2005

Hi. I wanted to get a honeysuckle vine and was wondering are there some that are more fragrant than others?

And same thing with the lilac bushes -- is there one that is more fragrant than the others?

Thank you.

maureen

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risingpower1(Essex, UK)

Well japonica is the strongest scented vine but I think the shrubby lonicera fragrantissima is a stronger scented bush.

Syringa vulgaris is supposed to be the strongest scented lilac, can't say I'm a fan of the way lilacs smell though.

RP1

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 11:01AM
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jimshy

L. japonica halliana is the typical white-turning-gold-flowered one, and has a great scent -- that's why it's often planted -- but is very invasive in the NE. L periclymenum is not invasive, and has a fainter but still fine perfume.

Jim

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 1:29PM
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bcgift52(Z8 Canada)

For Lilacs, check out this site - it rates the lilac scent from 'Extreme', 'High', etc.
http://www.spi.8m.com/engcanadacat.html

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 9:16PM
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irish_rose_grower(z7 LI NY)

Wow, what a great website. Thanks

    Bookmark   August 26, 2005 at 9:42PM
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