For about a week now, whenever we step out our front door into our little porch alcove, we have been overwhelmed with a beautiful flowery scent. We figured out quite quickly that it’s from these rather plain-looking shrubs; there are a number of them clustered around our steps, and somehow their fragrance becomes concentrated around our front door. It’s awesome.
But I’d like to know what kind of shrub it actually is… any ideas? It’s a pretty boring-looking bush from a distance:
with round, black berries:
and very tiny, very fragrant white flowers:
I discovered on one of the warmer days here that John and I are not the only ones who love these; they are the Bee Oasis right now.
At any rate, I have not had any luck with finding out the shrub’s identity on Google; some near options were Night-Scented Jessamine, but the flowers aren’t quite right and the berries are too round, or Elaeagnus, but the berries are definitely not right…. but I would really like the ID. Can anybody help?