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What’s this plant?

I was visiting my sister last week and she gave me this plant to identify. Well, as I am not an expert, I thought I could ask my gardening friends! What is this plant? It grew from a bird dropping, she says, and is now a beautiful bush, so it grows like a weed. The blossoms smell like jasmine. Is there such a thing called a Jasmine Tree? Β I thought it looks like Elderberry, but she says there are no berries! Any ideas?

I would love to hear from you – even if you are not sure but have an idea!

Thanks my gardening friends! xxxxxxx

By Barbara

Country living is the best! Being a true spirit of the earth, my garden is all about vegetables and fruit trees and herbs and chickens roaming free. I was keen to really start gardening when we moved to Philadelphia in 2005, but not your typical suburban-type garden – sterile and bug-free! I wanted an edible garden.

19 replies on “What’s this plant?”

Ok – I will go to my sister in the week and get close up photos. I took a small branch home with me to photograph, so that is why you don’t see the whole tree. πŸ™‚

I have just posted a blog about my Heptacodium jasminoides, Christina at noted a similarity.
I am not sure as your plant is younger than mine and I cannot see the buds. Your flowers appear more bell shaped. There is also another Heptacodium, H. miconiodes.
Perhaps it would give you a start to unravel the puzzle? It does look very beautiful.
Is it perfumed?

Possibly Pittosporum – waxy flowers with wonderful perfume and tough thick leaves.
Names are just a botanical inconvenience particularly as I get older and have trouble remembering them. So just enjoy it.

My first thought is bay laurel, but I’ve never seen bay laurel blooms, so I don’t know if they look like that. Some of the bloom pictures of bay on the internet look similar to this plant. The leaves sure look like bay, though. I hope you find out what it is πŸ™‚ Happy hunting.

Fascinating new plant! I’ve never seen anything like it and we don’t have it here in SE Texas. I would guess it is native to your area, but I’m not even certain of that. I’ll be eager to know what this is. Take a photo to your favorite garden store and let the employees take a crack at it. It’s a beautiful plant and flower and definitely a keeper.
Houston, TX

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