Plant ID forum: Charlottesville, VA - spring

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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Sep 29, 2016 11:43 AM CST
Finally found the cell pics I'd taken of this amazingly scented lil bloom.

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I'd love to know what it was/is...so I can possibly propagate some with permission.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2016 11:47 AM CST
Chantell, your lovely plant appears to be a variety of Jasmine ... I have a night blooming variety that smells heavenly!
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Sep 29, 2016 12:03 PM CST
Lin - that would be amazing but I just don't know of any shrub-type Jasmine that's hardy to 7a
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Name: Sherry Austin
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Henhouse
Sep 29, 2016 12:11 PM CST
I might suggest Osmanthus fragrans. The newer leaves on Osmanthus have smooth edges, while the older ones have a bit of serration. Mine just finished blooming here in California.

I don't believe Night blooming Jasmine is hardy in Zone 7, and the flowers have a longer "tube".
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2016 12:15 PM CST
Gee, I should remember to enlarge the photos ... especially with my bad eyesight! Is the shrub in bloom now or were the photos from a different time of year? It looks so familiar.
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Sep 29, 2016 4:54 PM CST
Sherry - font you just love tea olives?!! I don't remember the older leaves looking like the Tea Olives. Next time I'm down there I'll need to look at them.

Lin - no worries, I appreciate everyone's help! It bloomed in the spring.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Sep 29, 2016 6:59 PM CST
This one is really stumping me ... I've looked at hundreds of photos but still haven't found a match. I thought possibly Abelia but not sure the blooms are a match. My eyes are not the best (past due for cataract removal) so I'm just making wild guesses.

I do see the leaves appear opposite along the stems, do the flowers have 4 petals or 5?
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2016 12:18 AM CST
Maybe Ligustrum japonicum?
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Sep 30, 2016 10:20 AM CST
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Name: Sherry Austin
Santa Cruz, CA (Zone 9a)
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Henhouse
Sep 30, 2016 10:25 PM CST
Chantell said:Finally found the cell pics I'd taken of this amazingly scented lil bloom.

Thumb of 2016-09-29/Chantell/f0349b
Thumb of 2016-09-29/Chantell/2cf8be
Thumb of 2016-09-29/Chantell/63e0cd
Thumb of 2016-09-29/Chantell/e83ef2
Thumb of 2016-09-29/Chantell/6ac451

I'd love to know what it was/is...so I can possibly propagate some with permission.


The stamens are too long on the Ligustrum japonicum.. But that made me think of Ligustrum vulgare which does have a sweet fragrance.
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Name: Myriam
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bonitin
Sep 30, 2016 10:39 PM CST
I think Sherry is right, Ligustrum vulgare is a better match!
Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Oct 2, 2016 6:00 PM CST
You all are amazing!! I'm on the road from MN to VA now but will look this up when home got sure!!!
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