Sweetly Scented Shrubs (zones 8-11)

Judging by the tsunami of “likes” on our Facebook page, you all love fragrant plants. Fuel that passion with these 16 shrubs that we promise will fill the air with haunting, romantic fragrance—some sweet and others spicy, laden with showy flowers or with sneaky little blossoms you never see coming—all of which will greet you from a block away. (Let’s make it 17–because who can resist the seductive fragrance of a Royal Star Magnolia in bloom!)

Everblooming Gardenia
Gardenia jasminoides 'Veitchii'
Item #3780
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Yellow Anise Tree
Illicium parviflorum
Item #0798
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Variegated Japanese Mock Orange
Pittosporum tobira 'Variegatum'
Item #6595
Himalayan Sweet Box
Sarcococca hookeriana var. humilis
Item #7050
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Golden Crane® Hydrangea
Hydrangea angustipetala 'MonLongShou'
Item #6383
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Ebbinge's Silverberry
Elaeagnus x ebbingei
Item #3190
Chindo Sweet Viburnum
Viburnum awabuki 'Chindo'
Item #7475
Arabian Jasmine
Jasminum sambac
Item #7178
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Summersweet
Clethra alnifolia
Item #8153
Night Blooming Jessamine
Cestrum nocturnum
Item #2360
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Banana Shrub
Michelia figo
Item #6153
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Adam's Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'
Item #41468
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Pink Dawn Viburnum
Viburnum x bodnantense 'Pink Dawn'
Item #7358
Fragrant Olive
Osmanthus fragrans
Item #6315
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Angel White Lilac
Syringa vulgaris 'Angel White' (Descanso Hybrid)
Item #7180
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Aphrodite Sweetshrub
Calycanthus floridus 'Aphrodite' Plant Patent #24,014; Can. Breeders Rights Applied For
Item #8083