So many names for one tree, Melia azedarach is a member of the mahogany family;
- Persian Lilac,
- Bead Tree,
- White Cedar,
- Indian Lilac,
- Umbrella Tree,
- and it is called Inia in Hawaii.
Inia is comfortable in USDA Zones 7 through 11, it is both deciduous and will tolerate an occasional hard freeze. Although it is fairly short lived it is a good shade tree. The flowers have quite a strong fragrance. Everybody's sense of smell is different but to me it smells like Buddleia which also has a lot of names
I grew this from seed, it is about 7 years old and this is the first year it has flowered heavily. Yesterday it blew down in strong winds.
I am sad, but all is not lost, sometimes Inia will grow back from a stump and I have another one which has grown through the bottom of its pot.
Y'all come back!