mockorange Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, oblong to ovate, coarsely to not serrated, 2 to 4 inches long, green above, lighter below.
Flower: White, four petals, yellow anthers, 1 inch across, fragrant, appearing in early summer.
Fruit: Dry, four-parted capsule, 1/2 inch long, persistent.
Twig: Slender, light brown to reddish brown, raised leaf scar, 3 bundle scars, hidden bud.
Bark: Light brown, coarsely shreddy.
Form: Shrub, with an overall rounded shape and arching branches.
Looks like: scentless mockorange
- hoary mockorange
| Additional Range Information:
Philadelphus coronarius is planted in the USDA
hardiness zones shown above and may seed
into the landscape. See
states reporting mockorange.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson