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Can anyone help me identify this please?

Posted by swjonthebay 8b Alabama (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 19, 09 at 18:46

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?

Unknown shrub


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RE: Can anyone help me identify this please?

  • Posted by telly2 7 b - Alabama (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 19, 09 at 19:10

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


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RE: Can anyone help me identify this please?

  • Posted by nelson 7b in Alabama (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 19, 09 at 21:32

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


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RE: Can anyone help me identify this please?

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

Thanks again,
Sherry


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RE: Can anyone help me identify this please?

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.


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