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What's that smell??

Discussion in 'Nature/Habitat/Garden Corner' started by mom2two, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. mom2two

    mom2two Member

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    Ok gardeners and horticulturists, this one's for you.
    Recently I've noticed this heavenly scent emanating from some of the plants around Broadlands. I smell it mostly around Harris Teeter and over by Rubinos and when I'm walking on Chickacoan Trail and Broadlands Blvd.
    What is this plant/shrub and how can I get my hands on it for my yard?
    It smells delightful.
     
  2. Twinmama

    Twinmama Member

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    I noticed it while I was running down claiborne the other day. Is it honeysuckle?
     
  3. JLC

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    I think it's from the shrubs that line a lot of the walking paths that run alongside streets. For example, they form a wall along the path between the Dunkin Donut shopping center and the Community Center.
     
  4. Winston

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    It's from the Knockout roses. Happens this time every year. It is lovely, isn't it?
     
  5. jaeris

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    Yes it's lovely isn't it - it's called Elaeagnus. There's lots of it planted in Broadlands.
     
  6. BellaRu

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    It is Elaeagnus - the small, bell shaped flowers emerge in early fall and persist into early winter. They give off the fragrance of honey, and as the flowers age, the scent grows stronger. Elaeagnus also serves an important function - providing late season food / nectar for honey bees and other pollinators.
     
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    OMG thank you so much for telling us what the bush is called. I just spent an hour online looking and thought of a last resort I would check this forum. Thanks!!!
     
  8. mom2two

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    Yay! I knew I asked the right people. So glad to finally know what it is that makes me happy on my morning walks. Elaeagnus is my new favorite autumn flower/shrub. :D
     

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