fragrant shrub

Nanuet, NY

Can you identify this fragrant shrub which is growing in my niece's yard in
Switzerland?

Thumbnail by SuburbanGarden
Contra Costa County, CA(Zone 9b)

Choisya ternata.
There are a couple of varieties.
The clue for me is the leaf shape- 3 leaflets.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

I agree. Looks like the species, Choisya ternata http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/1842/
If you break off a piece and it smells like cat pee, Choisya is it.

Lower Hudson Valley, United States

Choisya ternata cannot survive in sub-zero temperatures, as are found in Switzerland. Also, the flowers of Choisya ternata occur in terminal racemes; the flowers on the shrub in this photo do not.

Beautiful, BC(Zone 8b)

I guess the cat pee smell test will determine if it is Choisya ternata or not.

btw Palms grow happily in southern Switzerland

This message was edited Apr 20, 2017 9:39 PM

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