Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sweet Baozhong Fragrance

My wife and I have slowly been trying to learn the names of more plants and trees. We are starting with our own yard (which should keep us busy for many years to come).

We have one particular bush in our backyard that blooms once a year in early to mid-June. We always called it "Sweet Baozhong Fragrance" because the aroma of its pretty white flowers reminds us of Wenshan Baozhong tea (文山包種茶). These blooms usually last for one to two weeks, and during that time it is so wonderful to sit out on the back deck and let the breezes carry the sweet scent up to our eager noses.

I've seen these bushes around Seattle but I'm really not sure what they are. Anybody know?


Anonymous said...

Looks like mock orange to me.


Anonymous said...

I would agree, mock orange with a double flower

Brett said...

Thanks so much for the guidance. It seems like mock orange is a great identification.