Scented trees on Southwark Bridge Road

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Tuesday 29 April 2014 8.05pm
There are a number of trees opposite the Co-op on SBR which give off the most amazing scent at this time of year. I haven't been able to identify them from any book. They have light coloured upright panicles (is that the right word) of flowers. I would love to know what they are. I wish it were possible to go to a website and find out what any tree in a street was. or they could put signs up.
Tuesday 29 April 2014 8.33pm
Could be a Manna Ash. I think this is what is in Hatfield Green; smells delicious.
Wednesday 30 April 2014 4.47am
They are English Laurels. Completely toxic for hay fever sufferers!
Wednesday 30 April 2014 7.02am
Thanks Scott77 That seems to be exactly right. Fortunately my hay fever is only with grass so I can enjoy them but I can see how it might be difficult if you are allergic to them as the scent fills the street.

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