jonc
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Sweet smelling shrub

For years I have loved the smell of a certain bush/shrub that grows in western pennsylvania. It has a very sweet, musty smell and is extremely fragrant. I have been trying to figure out what was making the smell for years as I would be out and about. This morning, finally, I was able to pin point it as I walked by one. I clipped a branch and took pictures when I got home. Can someone please look at the pictures and let me know what this is? I really want to put some in my yard. If it is any help, it blooms this time of year in w. pa and has dull thumb sized leaves, pale off-white blooms in clusters that are about the same size as the leaves, at least on the one I found, which looked to be mature.

Your help would be greatly appreciated!!

* I just tried to post the pics. I can't figure out how to. Any help on that as well?

Thanks,

Jon
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jonc
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Thank you. Here they are:

https://img42.imageshack.us/i/bush1q.jpg/

https://img708.imageshack.us/i/bushp.jpg/

anyone know what this is?

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Tea Olive

Looks like Tea Olive to me. My mother had these in her yard. My father and I strategically placed the hammock nearby for fragrant napping.

jonc
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Thank you. I looked up tea olive on the net and and well on my way to enjoying the terrific frangrance from my own yard!



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