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Old 05-08-2011, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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Can anyone tell me what these flowers are, and what this bush is? The flowers are wonderfully fragrant. The bush, well, it's just there, and I'd like to know what it is.
Thanks for looking!
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Australia
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The flowers look like Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides), also known as Confederate Jasmine.

Can't help with the bush though.
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:36 PM
 
Location: rain city
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Any signs of blooms on this bush? Could be lilac?
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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The flowers look like Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum Jasminoides), also known as Confederate Jasmine.

Can't help with the bush though.
could the bush/tree be a ficus?
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:09 PM
 
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could the bush/tree be a ficus?
That was my first thought too. But the leaves seem wrong. Too big for a ficus?
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Old 05-08-2011, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Tampa bay
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That was my first thought too. But the leaves seem wrong. Too big for a ficus?
ya, the ficus has thinner leaves
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Old 05-08-2011, 07:44 PM
 
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if the leaves on that bush are heart-shaped and it gives off showy purplish flowers at the very beginning of spring, it's probably a type of red bud (mexican? texas?). The only reason i know is they lined the back fence of my grandparents' old home & were spectacular in Feb/March.
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Old 05-08-2011, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Missouri
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We moved into the home exactly one year ago. I don't recall the bush ever having any blooms. My memory isn't the best though.
I don't think this flower is a vine. Doesn't seem to be one, anyway.
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Old 05-09-2011, 12:32 AM
 
Location: NE TN~ TriCities
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Maybe a white phlox?
Phlox divaricata 'White Perfume' from Gary's Perennials
My first thought on the bush was lilac too.
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Old 05-09-2011, 02:28 AM
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I agree with the phylox for the flower. I would definitely lean to some sort of Red Bud. However if a clear close up of the leaf and the leaf branch can be provided identification of the bush would be much easier.
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