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tree that smells like honeysuckle?

Posted by gretchen658 (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 14, 09 at 15:18

I've passed a few trees lately in the neighborhood that you can practically smell from a block away. It smells just like honeysuckle perfume to me, and I was under the assumption this was honeysuckle until I learned that was actually a vine. lol They've just started blooming in the past week or so here in Southern Indiana. Does anyone know what this could be?


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RE: tree that smells like honeysuckle?

A tree of jasmine flowers smells like a honeysuckle.


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RE: tree that smells like honeysuckle?

Maybe Black Locust. You didn't describe the tree or flowers.

Here is a link that might be useful: Robinia


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  • Posted by carrieb 7 Philadelphia (My Page) on
    Sun, Jun 14, 09 at 16:46

Lindens (tilia) are blooming here, now, they're one of my favorite plant fragrances.

Here is a link that might be useful: Blooming linden


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RE: tree that smells like honeysuckle?

Sorry, not really sure how to describe that it's a very large shady looking tree. The flowers from the linden look like it could be it, but I didn't really pay enough attention to them. I'll have to take another look. Thanks!


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RE: tree that smells like honeysuckle?

I thought of lindens too. There are several kinds but all have very rounded leaves with a point at the end. (fat heart shape)


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  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 15, 09 at 1:04

Note also that many honeysuckles are non-vining shrubs.


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RE: tree that smells like honeysuckle?

bboy - Bush honeysuckle, at least the species in our area, blooms in early spring and doesn't have nearly as much fragrance as Japanese (vine) honeysuckle.

I know of a spot where some black locusts are growing right next to a big vine of Japanese honeysuckle - so I don't remember what black locust smells like but I do remember that is smells good (a lot better than Privet).


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  • Posted by bboy z8 WA USA (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 15, 09 at 12:31

I was not saying plant in question would be a honeysuckle.


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Black locust flowers smell a bit like grapes to me. Don't know how to describe the smell of Lindens but it is definitely nice.


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RE: tree that smells like honeysuckle?

I'd go with Linden too. The flowers aren't very noticeable but you can smell them from quite a distance away. Also, I was in Ohio a couple weeks ago and the Black Locusts were in bloom then; they'd be over now. And I think Basswood or American Linden (Tilia americana) is a pretty common wild tree out there.

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