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Philadelphus microphyllus

Littleleaf Mock orange and Desert Mock Orange.

Santa Margarita, CA
Size Quantity Price
One Gallon 3 $ 9.99
Plants in production
One Gallon 1 --
Littlefeaf Mock Orange is a small banana/orange/pinapple/vanilla scented fragrant shrub that is drought tolerant. This mock orange grows in light shade to full sun and unlike it's cousin does not like wet feet in winter-spring. Philadelphus microphyllus does like water once a week for first season then the foliage washed off every couple weeks during the summer heat. Mix with Artemisia tridenaata, Symphoricarpus longiflorus, Cercocarpus ledifolius and some large boulders for the Sedona look. syn. Philadelphus occidentalis, P. argenteus, P. stramineus, P. minutus, P. nitidus, P. m. var. ovatus, Intermountain Flora reports P. serpyllifolius was misapplied.

Philadelphus microphyllus tolerates clay.
Philadelphus microphyllus is great for a butterfly garden.
Philadelphus microphyllus's foliage color is green and type is deciduous.
Philadelphus microphyllus's flower has a fragrance and is edible.
Philadelphus microphyllus's fruit has fragrance and is edible.

Communities for Philadelphus microphyllus:Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland and Yellow Pine Forest.

ph: 7.00 to 7.80
usda: 3 to 8
height[m]: 1.50 to 2.00
width[m]: 1.00 to 1.20
rainfall[cm]: 30.00 to 100.00

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