Joy Creek Nursery

606-015-1   Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price'  

Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price'
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Our friends at Xera Plants received this Mock orange from garden designers Withey and Price, Seattle area designers who found this plant in a garden they were redesigning. As a tribute, it has been named after the latter. Originally hailing from the mountains of the Southwest from California to New Mexico, Philadelphus microphyllus is a dry-land species. This selection has proven successful in our Northwest gardens. Because of our dry summers, we are always looking for low-water shrubs and Philadelphus microphyllus 'Charles Price' certainly meets that criteria. The small leaves have fine hairs on their reverses. The shrub is densely branched with red-brown young stems. Because it blooms on the previous year's wood, be careful in your pruning because you do not want to miss the amazing fragrance of the half-inch flowers. In our no-water bed, the shrub has only reached a little over three feet.

Early and midsummer.  6 ft. x 3 ft.

White flowers

Sun     Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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