Phaleria clerodendron: Scented Daphne

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Phaleria clerodendron is in the Thymelaeaceae family and originated from the rain forests of Queensland, Australia.  It is a shrub to small tree from 10 to 20 feet tall with a spread about half as wide.  The plant bears large [16″] dark green, glossy leaves.

On its flowering cycle plants are literally loaded down with clusters of highly fragrant, trumpet-shaped, white flowers.

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The flowers are borne from the trunk and stems in large masses.  These blooms are intensely fragrant with a very pleasingly sweet fruity fragrant.  The scent carries for great distances.

Photos: HortPark, Singapore 20120609

Source: Wikipedia

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