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  • Date Photo Taken

    05 / 22 / 2014

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    Fayette County

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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!


  • Jim Unregistered says:

    I have this same highly fragrant tree/shrub in my yard. Blooms in early May. It is about 15 to 20 foot tall and is weeping in appearance. Any update on what it is would be appropriated.

    May 4th, 2018 at 2:48pm

  • 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 9:44pm

  • sunnysue2009 Master Identifier says:

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

    May 23rd, 2014 at 6:03pm

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