Fragrant Mystery Shrub

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Date Photo Taken: 05/22/2014
Location: Fayette County, GA
Posted By: RockhavenW


This very fragrant, flowering, treelike 10 foot high shrub is at the tree-line of our rural home. The main trunk is about 6 inches in diameter, with one inch-ish woody branches. My Master Gardener friends speculate it is either: Privet hedge (Ligustrim Japonicim), tea olive, otto luyken laurel, or jasmine. Help, please! Thanks!


  1. sunnysue2009 Flower Fanatic says:

    Sure looks like privet to me. Hay fever sufferers of the world beware.

    May 23rd, 2014 at 6:41 pm
  2. kitty Apprentice says:

    Don’t believe it’s privet, at least not like what’s growing profusely way in the back, has much smaller leaves – I have this plant/shrub too but don’t know it’s name – the leaves are larger and thicker, more leather like than the regular privet – would like to know what it is too.

    June 14th, 2014 at 9:09 pm

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