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606-016D4   Philadelphus madrensis  

Philadelphus madrensis
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Found in Mexico, southern Arizona and New Mexico at high altitudes, Philadelphus madrensis was named for the Sierra Madre Mountains where it was originally found by Berthold Carl Seemann in 1846. It is a dry-land shrub which we have grown in a site with sharp drainage that we water modestly during the summer. It has made itself right at home there producing the very fragrant flowers that it is known for. The flowers are small, somewhat pendulous and have a blush of pink at their centers. The calyces are dark in color and are attractive. Because of its xeric nature and its extraordinary fragrance, this mock orange is being used as a hybrid parent. However, the species itself is very garden worthy in the right setting.

May to July.  6 ft. x 6 ft.

White flowers

Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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