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Philadelphus microphyllus

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Species Name: Philadelphus microphyllus
Common Name: Little Leafed Mock Orange

Flowers are very, very sweet smelling and beautiful

Plant Family: Philadelphaceae
Plant Type: Shrub
Height by Width: 3'-4'high
Growth Habit: Upright shrub
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Moderate
Sun Exposure: Sun to part sun
Soil Preference: Well-draining
Water Requirements: Semi-dry
Cold Hardy to: To 8,250'
Flower Season: Spring
Flower Color: White
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Eastern Peninsular Range, White and Inyo Mountains
Natural Habitat: Rocky slopes, cliffs, from 3,600' to 8,250'

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Other Names
  • Bornstein, Carol, David Fross, and Bart O'Brien. California Native Plants for the Garden. Los Olivos, CA: Cachuma Press. 2005.
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