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Philadelphus lewisii


Mock Orange

Philadelphus lewisii   

Category: deciduous shrub   Size:

Mature Size: 4-6'

Zone: 3-8   Growth Rate: moderate

Foliage: oval 1-2"

Elevation (if known):

Water: Moderate but is somewhat drought-tolerant once established

Soil : Will grow in poor soils

Sun: Full to partial shade

Comments: Fragrant, white, 2" flowers. Discovered by Meriwether Lewis in 1804. State of Flower of Idaho.


Alamosa Tree Board Recommended? no

Street Tree? no   Street Tree Conditions:

CO/NM native? no   Native to: NW United States

Known Locations: M&R Loser garden, planted in 2007. Doing ok, needs water.

Information Sources: Sunset Western Garden Book; Wikipedia