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What fragrant shrub is blooming now in MS?

Posted by chrisms MS z8a (My Page) on
Sun, Nov 6, 11 at 15:31

I live in northwest Mississippi (zone 8a). In the last few days, I have walked past some houses with shrubs planted as hedgerows. These shrubs have tiny, off-white flowers that give off a strong, sweet scent. The shrubs appear to be evergreen. I don't think they would be sweet olives, since they bloom in early spring. What could they be? God bless.


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RE: What fragrant shrub is blooming now in MS?

Chris, Osmanthus fragrans blooms heavily in the late fall. Mine just finished with a strong flowering period, almost as heavy as the spring bloom.

In another form, Eleagnus was suggested as a possibility. You can easily look it up and compare with what you've seen/smelled. I'll bet that it's the Tea Olive (Osmanthus), though.


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