Ivylore
Ivylore
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Asked on Jun 20, 2013

Is this a gardenia?

IvyloreMonica KochDeborah Sullivan
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There is a shrub growing in front of the house that gives fragrant white flowers- not a lot- woody shrub- I live in Michigan, so wasn't sure if gardenias grow in this area
tall shrub- woody- small amount of fragrant flowers
tall shrub- woody- small amount of fragrant flowers
11 answers
  • Luis
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Irma that does not look like any Gardenia that I know, besides gardenias are a tropical plant and the leaves are not of a Gardenia, but then again mother nature is always full of surprises,

  • Ivylore
    on Jun 20, 2013

    Hmmm, thanks Luis. I wonder what it could be.

  • Deborah Sullivan
    on Jun 21, 2013

    It looks like a Mock Orange to me. I have one that has the same looking leaves and flowers. It does smell good.

  • Dorice Hartley
    on Jun 21, 2013

    It looks like hibiscus

  • Anja
    on Jun 21, 2013

    I agree with Deborah, it looks like a mock orange.

  • Deborah Sullivan
    on Jun 21, 2013

    I posted a pic of my Mock Orange Irma. Check it out on my pics. Think it may be the last one posted.

  • Ivylore
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Deborah, I think that's it! Yours is much prettier than mine tho ;) thanks! P.S. your pictures are great! Your yard looks lovely!

  • Deborah Sullivan
    on Jun 21, 2013

    No Problem Irma. We're neighbors. I'm in Toledo. Nice to meet you. This bush gets quite tall and round. I trim it usually after it is done flowering. It grows fast.

  • Ivylore
    on Jun 21, 2013

    Great! Have relatives in Toledo! Thanks for the info, My bush is surrounded by rose of sharon bushes, so it gets "over-shadowed"- is it worth getting rid of the rose of sharon bushes around it to let it stand alone? PS- it is in the front of the house.

  • Monica Koch
    on Jul 11, 2013

    It is a mock orange. It would bloom earlier than the Rose of Sharon Hibiscus however so unless you are cramped for space I would leave it. Be carefule with the Rose of Sharon's though as they can get quite large, I have one (8 years old) that's over 10' tall and 6' wide. It's usually just covered with humming birds once in bloom.

  • Ivylore
    on Jul 11, 2013

    Thanks, Monica! Humming birds! I haven't seen one in my yard for several years- that must be a beautiful sight!

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