mockorange (Philadelphus lewisii)

green shrub covered with medium size white flowers

mockorange

 

Common name: mockorange
Botanical name: Philadelphus lewisii

Light: full to partial sun
Height: 4 – 6 feet
Water: moderate to low
Soil type: well-drained nutritionally poor soils, even heavy clay

Deciduous shrub with wonderfully fragrant 1 1/4″ white flowers in early summer; blooms more with some sun; great for slopes and rocky areas but does not transplant well due to taproot

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