Agdex No. 276.36
Fragrant shrubs combine their natural floral and foliage beauty with an attractive scent that enhances any location. It is therefore important to place a fragrant shrub where the fragrance can be enjoyed such as near a patio, close to windows, etc. Shrubs are usually most aromatic when they are in bloom so several fragrant shrubs should not be in bloom at the same time or the full effect of each of the shrubs cannot be appreciated.
To bring the fragrance indoors gardeners may wish to use cut flowers from their shrubs. Because the stems of shrubs are woody, the flowers will not last unless the cut stem is crushed or deeply scarred and immediately submerged in warm water for several hours before arranging. Flowers gathered on a cold day will become fragrant once they have warmed to room temperature.
The following shrubs are hardy to the zone indicated and are relatively insect and disease free.