fragrant shrub

Nanuet, NY

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

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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
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

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