Mockorange

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Philadelphus lewisii

Size/Zone: BR 12 – 18″

Sun: Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Conditions: Moist soils, wet areas

Special Uses: Supports pollinators, birds, hummingbirds

Clusters of aromatic white flowers at branch ends that attract bees and butterflies in late spring to mid-summer. Erosion control.

Habitat Notes: Occurs in a wide range of habitats from forested settings to rocky, dry sites. Filtered sunlight is ideal. Somewhat difficult to establish as a seedling, but fairly hardy after age 3 or so.

ID Notes:  Erect, loosely branched shrub with simple white fragrant flowers during the summer. Leaves are tender and egg shaped with fine teeth along the edges.

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Description

Height at 20 yrs. 6 ft. Deer Browse Low
Mature Height  12 ft. Wildlife Value   Moderate
Growth Rate Moderate Timber Value   N/A
Lifespan Moderate Resprout Ability  Yes
Moisture Use Low Hardiness  Low-Moderate
Drought Tolerance Moderate  
Sun Tolerance Low-Moderate  

USDA Plant Database

Wildflower Native Plant Database

Photo Credit: The Wild Garden, www.nwplants.com