Sweetly fragrant & wild! What is it?

mrs.wiggley(8 Hill Country)May 4, 2014

Hi,
I live in a rural area of the Texas hill country just west of Austin. (zone 8)

I was walking around my property, crossing over an earthen dam that stretches across a wet weather creek and caught a sweet scent in the breeze. I followed my nose and came upon this multi-trunked shrub/small tree (about 6 feet) that had a wonderful fragrance similar to honeysuckle but milder and not quite so pungent.
I'd love to identify it and maybe even plant some more!

Someone has suggested sweet olive but I would be surprised if that is it as there seem to be some differences - the leaves don't seem as thick and glossy for one. And is that native to Texas?

This post was edited by mrs.wiggley on Sun, May 4, 14 at 15:04

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saltcedar(Sunset zn 30/usda 8b)

Ptelea trifoliata I believe.

Here is a link that might be useful: Hoptree

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 3:46PM
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mrs.wiggley(8 Hill Country)

Hurray! That's it! Thank you SOSOSO much saltcedar for this help! If anyone is interested, here's a link I found to learn more >>>

Here is a link that might be useful: Lady Bird Wildflower Center - Ptelea trifoliata

    Bookmark   May 4, 2014 at 5:47PM
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TulsaRose z7a, Tulsa OK(7a)

Added bonus...host plant for the Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

Here is a link that might be useful: Giant Swallowtail Butterfly

    Bookmark   May 5, 2014 at 8:48AM
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