Fragrant shrubs add zest to home garden

Last Updated: 
January 29, 2003

Spring is the perfect time to add shrubs to your home landscape. Why
not also add wonderful fragrance to your yard at the same time?

Jan McNeilan, consumer horticulture agent with the Oregon State University
Extension Service, has come up with a list of fragrant shrubs for the Pacific
Northwest in her book, "The Pacific Northwest Gardener's Book of Lists."

The following list includes fragrant shrubs that have been known to perform
well in most regions of the Pacific Northwest:

butterfly bush (Buddleia alternifolia)
summer lilac (Buddleia davidii)
spice bush (Calycanthus floridus)
winter honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima)
star magnolia (Magnolia stellata)
mock orange (Philadephus coronarius)
flowering currant (Ribes odoratum)
lilac (Syringa spp.)
Korean spice viburnum (Viburnum carlesii)
fragrant snowball (Viburnum carlcephalum)
Sarcococca (there are three species that are very fragrant)
Osmanthus (Osmanthus heterophyllus)
Garland daphne (Daphne cneorum)
Carolina allspice (Calycanthus floridus)
Winter daphne (Daphne odora)
February daphne (Daphne mezereum)
Summersweet (Clethra ternata)

Author: carol Savonen
Source: Jan McNeilan