hoary mockorange Hydrangeaceae Philadelphus
|Leaf: Opposite, simple, oblong to ovate, coarsely serrated, 2 to 4 inches long, green above, gray fuzzy below.
Flower: Attractive, white, four petals, yellow anthers, 1 inch across, 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 12 feet tall.
Looks like: mockorange
- scentless mockorange
| Additional Range Information:
Philadelphus pubescens is native to North America.
Range may be expanded by planting.
See states reporting hoary mockorange.
| External Links:
USDA Plants Database
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Photos and text by: John Seiler,
Edward Jensen, Alex Niemiera,
and John Peterson