This and the lilac are my two favorite shrubs. My grandmother and great grandmother both had one and I believe they’re still going. When I moved here many, many years ago, I went out on the porch on a nice warm day and caught the scent of one. Twenty minutes later I found it down over the hill and through the briars. About a month ago I went to see if it was still there and not only is it there, but it has spread! Unfortunately the buds of it and the lilacs were bit by the late freezes we had this year.
Post by Wheelgarden on May 22, 2020 21:11:59 GMT -5
I remember it from my younger days as well, on my uncle's farm. I always heard then that many early teas, tonics, and soft drinks (including Dr. Pepper) were originally flavored with an extact of sweetbush.
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