Most of my yard is pretty well drained but the soil stays moist unless it hasn't rained in over a week, and its slightly acidic. Where I'm planning on planting in one area it is sunny most of the day, the other gets sun until around 1-2pm and then its in the shade. Mimosa trees spread like wildfire down here, you plant one and in 5 years you have a mimosa forest. Louisburg is about 45 miles NE of Raleigh, Nc in the Ne Peidmont, Lavender will grow around here, I've been thinking about planting some.TheLorax wrote:Mimosa trees are highly invasive particularly where this person gardens. Not a good recommendation. The scientific name of the tree is Albizia julibrissin if anyone wants to google for information on this species.
Here's a little blurb about Mimosa-
Some suggestions for a fragrant tree or shrub could be made if a little bit more information about where it was going to be planted was added. Sun? Shade? Wet? Dry? That kind of information would be really a big help.
Also too, not all viburnums are fragrant and some lilacs can actually sucker worse than that elm you're dealing with.
I have Azaleas, and some rhododendrons planted around the house, I know the azaleas I have don't have much scent. I forgot about sweet bay that does have a wonderful scent. Carolina Allspice is hit or miss, I've smelt some very fragrant and then some, like the ones my parents have, have almost no scent. I could put a vine climbing on the latice around my front porch as long as it can tolerate afternoon shade.applestar wrote:I think lavender needs alkaline, well drained/dry'ish soil....
How about native azaleas?
Also, carolina allspice (sweet shrub, calycanthus floridus)
Carolina jasmine (that's a vine), hmm... what else?
Myrica gale (bog myrtle)
Magnolia virginiana (sweet bay magnolia)
I just planted a little Flying Dragon! I'm borderline zone6/7 so I'm hoping it'll do OK.