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Philadelphus texensis Hu
Texas Mock Orange
Hydrangeaceae (Hydrangea Family)
Synonym(s): Philadelphus texensis var. coryanus, Philadelphus texensis var. texensis
USDA Symbol: phte3
USDA Native Status: L48 (N)
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Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial
Leaf Retention: Deciduous
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 5 feet tall.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Native Habitat: Endemic to limestone outcrops of the Edwards Plateau. Well-drained sand, clay, loam.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Texas mock orange has showy, sweet-smelling blooms. Uncommon to rare, the Texas mock orange, with its multiple, low branches and rounded leaves, is an ornamental delight. Deer intensively browse mock orange.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX
NPSOT - Austin Chapter - Austin, TX
BibliographyBibref 318 - Native Texas Plants: Landscaping Region by Region (2002) Wasowski, S. & A. Wasowski
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Web ReferenceWebref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Philadelphus texensis in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Philadelphus texensis in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Philadelphus texensis
MetadataRecord Modified: 2023-02-23
Research By: TWC Staff