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Just back from holiday in Brittany and loved a commonly grown garden shrub we came across, which had an amazing fragrance. The shrub is reddish-brown with small white trumpt shaped flowers. I think it is called 'alberie' or 'alberlie'. Can you tell me what it is and if it's available in the UK?



Probably should have taken a photo I'm afraid. Nothing comes to mind at the moment. Pittosporum tobira is quite commonly used in municipal plantings at coastal resorts in France but the leaves are green.

3 Oct, 2010


Could it be an Abelia grandiflora? I have this in my garden, and it's in flower at the moment. You could type it imto the search box on this page, or google it to see if I've guessed right.

3 Oct, 2010


I've never noticed much of a fragrance with Abelia, though.

5 Oct, 2010


True - but it meets the rest of the description. Just a shot in the dark, really, Tug.

5 Oct, 2010


Sure, Spritz! Sorry!

Eileen, I'm finding a lot of women named Alberie, but not much else--let me see what the personal name means.

Nope, I can't even find a French word like those. Sorry!

5 Oct, 2010

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