Mock Orange

Philadelphus lewisii
  • Hul’qumi’num Name: s-tth’uhlp
  • Description: Erect, loosely branched deciduous shrub, to 3m tall. Leaves are oval, short-stalked, and opposite, with 3 major veins. Flowers are white, fragrant, in spectacular clusters.
  • Habitat: Open forests and forest edges on moist rich sites. Coastal bluffs, rocky outcrops, and streambanks.
  • Pairs with: Osoberry, fringecups, ninebark, highbush cranberry, and thimbleberry.
  • Fun Fact: The flowers are showy and smell wonderful. The scientific name for the genus means ‘brotherly love’.

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