mockorange Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, deciduous, ovate, 1 to 3 inches long, green above and paler below, margins nearly entire with a few glandular teeth on each side.
Flower: Perfect, showy, white, solitary or clustered, about 1 inch in diameter, fragrant, appearing in late spring to early summer.
Fruit: Small (1/4 inch), brown, 4-celled capsules.
Twig: Slender, opposite, tan, and widely dichotomous.
Bark: Light brown and shreddy.
Form: A loosely branched shrub up to 12 feet tall.
Looks like: mockorange
- scentless mockorange
- hoary mockorange
| Additional Range Information:
Philadelphus lewisii is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
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