If fragrance is what you’re after, look no further.
This shrub has it all, with both beautiful and intensely-fragrant blooms.
Plant these near to doorways, gates, or paths and the smell just hits you as you walk past. But they will not tolerate drought or waterlogging, so site them where the soil is well-drained and keep them well-watered when weather is dry.
D. odora is a great choice for particularly cold gardens and produces brilliant red fruit when the flowers fade during the summer.