scentless mockorange Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus inodorus L. Listen to the Latin symbol: PHIN5 Other Fact Sheets
Leaf: Opposite, simple, oblong to ovate, sparsely serrated to entire, 2 to 4 inches long, green above, lighter below.
Flower: Perfect, showy, white, solitary or clustered, about 1 inch in diameter, non-fragrant, appearing in late spring to 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, reaching up to 10 feet tall.

Looks like: mockorange - mockorange - hoary mockorange - beautybush
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Additional Range Information:
Philadelphus inodorus is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting scentless mockorange.
More: Fall Color
External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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