Plant ID forum: Fragrant Shrub ID please

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Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Apr 18, 2014 6:25 PM CST
Can anyone tell me what this shrub might be?
It is blooming now in Zone 6 and has a nice fragrance.
Leaves are slender and pointed at the end.
Flowers seem to be in the leaf axis and made up of small tubular shaped flowers in a small cluster.


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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 18, 2014 7:28 PM CST

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Can't see the flowers clearly enough to be sure, but it looks like Autumn Olive:

Autumn Olive (Elaeagnus umbellata)

Depending on where you live, it may be listed as a noxious weed. It's certainly invasive just about everywhere it grows in North America (although I have to admit I rather enjoy eating the fruit produced by some clones).
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Name: Jean
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Moonhowl
Apr 18, 2014 8:07 PM CST
I thought of one of the Abelia species, but I really can not see the plant/blooms well enough to say for sure.
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Apr 18, 2014 8:11 PM CST
Hmmm...Maybe a close-up of leaves and blooms?
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Apr 19, 2014 7:46 AM CST
OK I managed to get one good shot this morning in spite of the wind blowing.


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A friend suggested it could be a tree. Which is possible since it's in an area that has been mowed a few times in the last few years.

Name: Kent Pfeiffer
Southeast Nebraska (Zone 5b)
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KentPfeiffer
Apr 19, 2014 7:57 AM CST

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Yep, Autumn Olive.
Name: Margaret
Delta KY
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Mindy03
Apr 26, 2014 9:43 AM CST
Thanks Kent and everyone else who posted.

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