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Top 5 best plants for scent

Top 5 best plants for scent

These top 5 best plants for scent will ensure your garden is full of fragrance throughout the year and your senses are fulfilled with the gorgeous aroma of nature. Many plants have a wonderful fragrance, and which ones you choose to grow in your garden can come down to your soil and aspect and your personal preference for the scent. For example, there are many roses, each with a different aroma that may appeal to one person more than another. Take the time to research the various scents to know you will be enjoying both a plant and a smell you will love. Here are our recommendations: 

Plants for scent

  1. Trachelospermum Jasminoide 

Jasmine is a plant well known for it's scent. This is a vigorous evergreen jasmine climber sometimes known as star jasmine. It has dark glossy leaves which turn bronze through the winter months and flowers from mid to late summer with clusters of pretty white fragrant blooms. 

  1. Sarcococca

This is a winter-flowering shrub that is a true delight when not much else is flowering during the colder months of the year. The white flowers have an incredible sweet honey scent and will be surrounded by dark green leaves and later berries. It's an excellent shrub for beneficial insects and easy to grow. 

  1. Osmanthus Burkwoodii

Osmanthus Burkwoodii is a dense, slow growing, large evergreen shrub with dark green leaves. It flowers in mid to late spring with highly scented dainty white flowers which are occasionally followed by a few black fruits. Perfect to light up a shady corner and as an evergreen plant will add year round interest.

  1. Honeysuckle

The intoxicating scent of the Honeysuckle is known and loved by many. This climbing plant grows perfectly up a trellis, arch or pergola, and if positioned near a seating area, the scent is perfect for putting your feet up and breathing in the sweet fragrance. There are many Honeysuckles to choose from, including orange and pink colours to cream and yellow, so you can pick one that suits your garden. 

  1. Nemesia

This annual has made it to the list due to the many different colours and scents you can discover. Best planted in a hanging basket or container; make sure yours are near a window, door or seating area because you will want to give them a sniff! Nemesia is available in various colours, from purple to pink, white to yellow. Discover Nemesia's fragrance of rhubarb to sugar that smells absolutely stunning. 

Buy plants with fragrance in Northallerton and NORTHALLERTON

Explore our fabulous range at our garden centre and fill your garden with scent. Please have a look and sniff at our scented range and choose from our fragrant plants in store. Are you looking for a specific plant? Please ask our garden employees. They're always willing to help you find the perfect plant.