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Hi everyone! I went on a walk today and smelled the most HEAVENLY scent coming from this certain tree. When I walked up to it, it had white clustered blossoms all over it. It was a big tree. I still cant believe how good the flowers smell, they are amazing! They smell like gardenia to me. I can't stop smelling the little cluster that I picked to ID it lol! Here is a picture (the flowers are a bit wilted, I had to charge my camera batteries before taking the pictures!) I hope someone can help me ID this tree! I want one BADLY now. lol
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tea olive. they smell wonderful, and there is a rare orange variety too! i want one, but haven't gotten that far!

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gardenkitty, what zone are you in??? i looked tea olive up and it's supposedly only hardy in zone 8-10.

it's a beautiful bush/tree and just the right size for my yard and if the flowers smell that wonderful, then i gotta have one!! grin if it's hardy where you are, then it's gotta be okay here!!


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To me, it looks like some kind of an apple blossom...
but can't see the leaves too well...


*Can you put the picture a little closer to the
screen so I can smell it, will ya!!! ahahahahaha*


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Probably a variety of white flowering crabapple. Crabapple Trees are in bloom right now all across MI. Blooms consist of 5 petals rather rounded or oval at the top.

Your county extension office should have a list of white crabapple disease resistant varieties you can choose from. Work with an independent nursery that deals with trees. They can give you pointers on planting and care.

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Yup, ornamental crabapple tree gets my vote.


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Thanks so much to everyone who responded! I just looked up Ornamental Crabapple Tree, and that definitely looks to be what it is! I can't believe the flowers on a crab apple tree would smell sooo good like this. Now I'll just have to try to figure out the variety. I wonder if all the varieties smell so good!

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I've got a 'Rudolph', it has deep pink flowers and smells heavenly.


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I am sure it isn't but the blooms look like my lemon tree an man do they smell good! but you are in MI and they do not grow there. I would guess a fruit tree blossem. Wait for a month and see


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