Thursday, June 21, 2007

What is it?

This shrub or tree hangs over a neighbor's fence and has the most heavenly smell, especially when I walk by at night. The neighbor says, "I don't know what it is. It was here when I moved in." (A clear indicator of the difference between a gardener and non-gardener, eh?) It has multiple thin trunks growing from one spot, like a lilac.

Does anyone know what it is?


  1. I think it's a double flowered mock orange. Here's a picture of a mock orange for comparison's sake:

    Mock Orange Picture

  2. Thanks! That does seem to be the consensus. Some form of Philadelphus.

  3. Oh - those do smell wonderful - lucky you to have one close by!

  4. oh, too late. i was going to weigh in on m opinion - mock orange :)