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Mock Orange | Philadelphus lewisii

Attractive compact deciduous shrub, loosely branched, that grows up to 10′ tall and has flaky brown bark. The leaves are egg-shaped and smooth. Cluster of 1-2″ wide aromatic flowers grow at the end of lateral branches.


Plant Details

HabitatsOak Woodland, Upland Prairie and Savanna, Riparian Forests, Bottomland Forests
Habitat NotesPlant at low elevation.
Years Planted at Arboretums2011, 2010
Mature Height12’
Shade Preferencefull sun, part shade
Soil ToleranceAll but wet soil
Special UsesAttracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Wildlife forage, cover and food; Deer resistant