European mockorange Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus
coronarius L. symbol: PHCO7
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 - mockorange - hoary mockorange - beautybush
Additional Range Information: Philadelphus coronarius is planted in the USDA hardiness zones shown above and may seed into the landscape. See states reporting European mockorange.
More Information: Fall Color
External Links: USDA Plants Database
All material © 2018 Virginia Tech Dept. of Forest Resources and Environmental Conservation; Photos and text by: John Seiler, Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera, and John Peterson; Silvics reprinted from Ag Handbook 654