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Philadelphus pumilus

Philadelphus pumilus Rydb.

Dwarf Mock Orange

Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea family)


USDA Symbol: PHPU15

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 feet tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: White, often marked purple near base.


Native Habitat: Limestone and granite substrates, pinyon, oak, and juniper woodlands, limber pine forests.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2020-11-02
Research By: CBR

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