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Sweet Mock Orange, Falscher Jasmin
Scientific Name: Philadelphus coronarius L.
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Sweet Mock Orange, Falscher Jasmin (Philadelphus  coronarius)
Philadelphus coronarius, Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 232.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-17,30-41
USDA: 4-8

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun, blooms better in full sun

Origin: Southeastern Europe and Asia Minor

Growth Habits: Deciduous shrub up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m), 12 feet spread; 2 to 4 inches long (5-10 cm)

Watering Needs: Moderate water, prefers moist soil

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings in summer

The genus is named after the king Ptolemee Philadelphus (283-247 A.D.) of Egypt.
There are many cultivars, here are some: 'Natchez'- large white flowers.
'Variegata'- leaf with white margin.
'Aureus'- smaller cultivar with golden leaves fading to yellowish green in summer.

Philadelphus coronarius in Curtis Botanical Magazine

Blooming Habits:
Fragrant, 4-petaled, white flowers, 1 inch across (2.5 cm), appearing in May to June after the leaves. The fruit is a dry, persistent, 4-parted capsule, 0.5 inch long (1.2 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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