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Philadelphus inodorus (Scentless mock orange)
Bloodworth, Stefan

Philadelphus inodorus

Scentless mock orange

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family)

USDA Symbol: phin5

USDA Native Status:

Globular, multiple-stemmed, 6-12 ft. shrub with upright branching, becoming arching with age. Older bark is orange-brown and exfoliating. Large, white, sweet-scented flowers, usually in clusters of three, have four, showy, cup-shaped petals.


Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Jun


USA: AL , AR , CT , DC , FL , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , MS , MT , NC , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , VA , WI
Native Distribution: Chiefly in the mts. from VA & KY to GA & AL; escaped northward
Native Habitat: Moist, rocky woods; stream banks

Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.


Description: Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Seeds require no special treatment.
Commercially Avail: yes

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Philadelphus inodorus in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Philadelphus inodorus in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Philadelphus inodorus


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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