Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Calling all my green fingered friends

Please can anyone tell me the name of this shrub? It's in full flower right now, and has a delicious, sweet but not overpowering scent.







10 comments:

Joy said...

Not positive here, but I think thats a philadelphus, also known as a mock orange. My mum loves these and they do indeed smell gorgeous.

Janice said...

I'm not green fingered but I did have a Philadelphus, and I don't think it is that, as that had bigger single petals that dropped all over the floor and were about the size of a 5p piece. Although, I may be wrong!!!

joy said...

I looked up philadephus in my shrub book, I couldn't really tell from the illustration, but it said it flowers in june/july, so I dont think it can be, as its very definitely in full flower now.

Elaine said...

I don't really know much about plants but have a look at this:

http://landscapingideas.org.uk/some_plants_shrubs_useful_for_landscaped_garden.htm

Scroll down the page a bit and look at the photo of the viburnum. Looks a bit like your plant and the description fits.

What do you think?

joy said...

well done elaine, I'm sure thats it. I have vibernum in my shrub book but there are apparently so many different varieties and none of the ones illustrated look like this. but I found one on the website that is exactly this one, thanks.

Elaine said...

You're welcome :)

As I said, I barely know one plant from another but Google is wonderful :)

Chrissy said...

I think it is definitely a viburnum because it is the correct time of year for flowering, they have a lovely scent and I've had two in the garden in the past. Lucky lady - they are beautiful

Joy said...

Doh, you are all right, of course its a viburnum, I read this when I had not had my brekkie. Sorry

vintage beadery said...

Looks like you've got the answer but my Mum used to call hers the snowball tree! Thanks for the comment on my blog, the Morris dancers were at the Mayday celebrations in Ilfracombe a few years back.

Chrissy said...

Many thanks for your advice Joy -will give it a go
xx