Evergreen Shrubs with Fragrant Flowers
- Pineapple Broom. Cold hardy in USDA zones 7 to 9, pineapple broom is a shrub that can reach 15 feet in height and tolerates dry conditions. Its yellow blooms appear midsummer and carry the fragrance of pineapple.
- Japanese Mock Orange. Look for Japanese mock orange to produce 1 inch, creamy white orange scented blooms in late spring to early summer. Cold hardy in USDA zones 8 to 10, Japanese mock orange can reach a height of 15 feet and tolerates both sunny and windy locations, making it a good choice for near the ocean.
- Wallflower. The yellow blooms of wallflower appear in late spring. Cold hardy in USDA zones 7 to 10, wallflower is a short shrub, reaching about 1 foot in height.
Deciduous Shrubs with Fragrant Flowers
- Abelia. Flowering abelia's bell-shaped blooms appear in summer on cane-like branches. This shrub is cold hardy in USDA zones 6 through 9. Can grow over 8 feet tall, but is easily pruned--in late fall, cut as short as desired or to about 10 inches above ground.
- Bluebeard. Both the foliage and the blue blooms of bluebeard are scented. This perennial shrub is cold hardy in USDA zones 5b to 8b. The shrub can reach a height of 4 feet.
- Bridal Wreath Spirea. Reaching 6 to 8 feet tall, bridal wreath presents white blooms. Grow in full sun to part shade in USDA zones 4a to 9b.
- Clove Currant. USDA cold hardy in zones 3a to 8b, clove currant can reach a height of 8 feet. Its yellow-gold blooms carry the scent of cloves.
- Judd Viburnum. The highly fragrant pink or white blooms of Judd viburnum appear in mid-spring. The shrub is cold hardy in USDA zones 4a to 9b. Judd viburnum can reach 8 feet in height.
- Lilac. The ever-popular lilac, cold hardy in USDA zones 4 to 8, tolerates clay soil and can reach a height of about 12 feet. The heavily scented blooms appear in late spring and continue into early summer. Clip blooms just as they bloom for lasting fragrance in door vases.
- Lochinch. Looking similar to the butterfly bush, lochinch produce spear-shaped lavender colored sweetly scented blooms. Lochinch is a slightly tender perennial, cold hardy in USDA zones 7 to 9, and grows up to 9 feet tall.
- Tree Poppy. Reaching up to 6 feet in height, tree poppy produces 5 inch wide fragrant blooms from midsummer into early fall. Tree poppy is a slightly tender perennial, cold hardy in USDA zones 7 to 10.
- Wyevale. Wyevale is a non-climbing variety of clematis that reaches about 3 feet in height. The blue blooms display from late summer to early fall. Wyevale is cold hardy in USDA zones 4 to 9.