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Canyon Mock-orange
Philadelphus ernestii


Rocky cliffs and other well-drained sites near wet areas on the Edwards Plateau provide a home for the rare and endemic (occurring only in a limited area) canyon mock-orange, but it will adapt to different conditions. A small shrub with gracefully drooping greyish branches bearing delicate, almost evergreen leaves and boasting numerous showy, cumin-scented white flowers explain this mock-orange's desirability for use as an ornamental shrub in shaded and protected locations. As it blooms on the previous season's growth, Canyon mock-orange may be pruned for denser growth soon after flowering.

Plant Habit or Use: small shrub

Exposure: partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: capsule

Height: 3 feet

Width: 4 feet

Plant Character: semievergreen

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: neutral

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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