Common name: Caucasian osmanthus
Osmanthus decorus, is a large evergreen shrub at the foot of the Rhodo Walk and has smooth leaves. The small, white flowers are fragrant and, when dried, are mixed with tea in Turkey and western Asia. The flower’s scent is reminiscent of plum, apricot and prune. The flower is also used in making perfumes. It was formerly known as Phillyrea decora.
Photo IMC at RBG Kew, via Wikimedia Commons