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Name this Shrub Please

Posted by puppyscruff 7/NC (My Page) on
Wed, May 28, 08 at 20:42

While wandering around an elegant formal garden yesterday, I came upon a lovely, large flowering shrub whose name escapes me...after plodding through Dirr and perusing the internet.
The scent was honeysuckle/star jasmine and the little white/tinge of pink lily of the valley type flowers lined the underside of each leafy stem. The stems seemed to grow long and pendant from the center, like a huge bouquet. Just so delicate and lovely!

Any ideas? It's the end of May here in central NC.


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RE: Name this Shrub Please

  • Posted by jimshy z7 Brooklyn, NY (My Page) on
    Wed, May 28, 08 at 21:16

Hmmm, itea virginica? oxydendrum arboreum? some sort of weird weigela?

Those'd be my best guesses -- any chance you got a picture of the thing?

Jim


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RE: Name this Shrub Please

I should have taken a picture, but didn't think of it...duh!
Don't think it's itea or weigela, but let me check the other one. Also, I may call the gardeners at this place and let you know if they tell me the name.

Thanks, claire


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RE: Name this Shrub Please

maybe styrax (obassia or japonicus).


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RE: Name this Shrub Please

  • Posted by mare2 5bSt.Louis (My Page) on
    Thu, May 29, 08 at 16:00

Some deutzias are fragrant, I think. Might be worth a Google. Or a new Dirr-ection. Sorry-couldn't resist. :)


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RE: Name this Shrub Please

Was it Erica carnea?


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