Sweetshrub – No Fragrance

Q: My sweetshrub’s flowers have absolutely NO scent! What’s wrong with it?

A: Join the club! I’ve never smelled one with an appreciable scent. Maybe our noses are impaired?

The yellow-flowered variety ‘Athens’ is said to be reliably fragrant. I simply enjoy the pretty flowers on mine and try not to be jealous of gardeners who wax rhapsodic about their plant’s fragrance.

Growing Sweetshrub

sweetshrub yellow 4

sweetshrub red 3

  • Advertisement