I'm looking for a smallish, highly fragrant flowering shrub. I'd like a
pair of them. One will be in a semi-shaded location, one will be in
Zone 7b / 8a (South Carolina).
While I adore them, gardenias don't like me.
Any other suggestions?
I have a fence on one side of my back yard, that has Star Jasmine
planted all over it. Currently, it is blooming, and it's providing a
You might consider that. It seems to be thriving in sun and shade. .
.It has small blossoms.
How about a Daphne bush. They can be grown in pots and in the spring
the fragrance from there is out of this world. I have two by my back
door and they fill the whole house with a wonderful smell.
By the way I live in New Zealand but I'm sure they can still be got all
over the world.
Best of Luck
Donna, how about a Philadelphus? I've always found it to be one of the most
fragrant shrubs. Very easy, and there are lots of cultivars in varying sizes
and flower types.
Daphne is beautiful but can be a little tricky for dieback.
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Clethra alnifolia 'Hummingbird' (common name sweet pepper bush or
summersweet) is a dwarf cultivar. Very lovely scent, when in bloom.
My Clethra grows in a fairly shady area near a gutter downspout.
Pat in Plymouth MI ('someplace.net' is comcast)
Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced.
senns casmoidedes! (No photo, sorry - try google) They do great here in
Z10 - I don't know enough about your Zone. They are messy, but are
covered with beautifully fragrant brightyellow blossoms.Good luck!
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