Littleleaf Mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus)


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Littleleaf Mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus) is a fine-textured compact shrub with slender twigs, brown & white bark & small, narrow, dark green leaves. Native to the southwestern U.S. it is drought tolerant. Hardy to zone 3 and 9,000 ft., this shrub prefers full sun but will tolerate partial shade and has low to medium water needs. Blooms from June to August with masses of white flowers, delightfully fragrant like orange blossoms.

Photos: Judy Sedbrook

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