Who knows the name of this evergreen???

Discussion in 'Landscape Architecture and Design' started by Twitchy, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
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    I'm stuck on this evergreen, none of the wholesale nurseries can give me a straight answer. It's a med-lg evergreen (8'-10') shrub that is about 1-2 weeks past full bloom, dense branch structure, VERY fragrant little white flowers, smell almost like honeysuckle. The leaves are thick and dark green w/ a small point at the end of the older leaves (maybe ilex family). I've come up w/a couple possibilities, Fagraea fragrans, Ilex Pedunculosa. For 10 points, who out there has the right answer??? I live on Long Island by the way.

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  2. SunState Lawn Care inc

    SunState Lawn Care inc LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Most of the hawthorne's produce their flowers in spring and early summer. This one started mid fall. Thanks
     
  4. Strick

    Strick LawnSite Member
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    Similar to a Fragrant Tea Olive "Osmanthus Fragrans"
     
  5. Horizon Lawn

    Horizon Lawn LawnSite Member
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    Looks maybe like some type of laurel
     
  6. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
    Male, from Garland, Texas
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    definitely not indian hawthorne. 100% positive on that one.

    did you find that outside in new york?
     
  7. EagleLandscape

    EagleLandscape LawnSite Platinum Member
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  8. Twitchy

    Twitchy LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yep, well established too. Probably 9'-10' tall and the same around. You smell it from the neighbor's property. Some what of a part sun/ filtered sun location ( tall sycamores around the area).
     
  9. sjessen

    sjessen LawnSite Silver Member
    Male, from Knoxville, Tn
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    Does it smell like licorice? If so, it might be anise. Just a guess.
     
  10. AGLA

    AGLA LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Delavay Tea Olive
    Osmanthus delavayi
     

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