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Hollinshead Water-wise Garden Plants

Photo:
Kathy Ketchum

Taxon ID#

69

Upright, compact shrub with green glossy leaves, covered with white flowers when in full bloom in spring. Flowers have a sweet fragrance similar to orange blossoms. It is both deer and fire resistant.

Scientific  Name:

Philadelphus lewisii 'Lewis'

Common Name 1

› Wild Mockorange

Family:

Hydrangeaceae

Origins:

Northwest CA north to BC, east to ID and MT

Plant Type:

Med - Lg Shrub (usually >3' and never < 1.5')
Common Name 2

› Lewis Mockorange

Common Name 3

Oregon native:

yes

Western state native:

yes

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Landscape Application Information

Seasonal Care

Resource Links

MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Level:

Low

Min. USDA Hardiness Zone:

3

Sun Preference:

Full Sun

Water Preference:

L

Soil Preference:

Adaptable to sandy, loam and clay soil

Fertilizer Needs:

Recommended Mulch:

PLANT DESCRIPTION

Foliage Color:

Green

Foliage Description:

Simple oval glossy green leaves, growing opposite

Fragrant:

yes

Predominant flower color:

White

Flower Description:

White flowers with 4-5 petals, 1.5" across. 3 to 11 in a cluster. Sweet scent similar to orange blossoms.

Fall color:

no

Fall Color Description:

Winter Foliage:

Deciduous

Winter Interest:

no

Winter Interest Description:

Mature height:

5-8'

Mature spread:

5-8'

Growth rate:

Medium

LANDSCAPE APPLICATION

Deer Resistant:

yes

Fire Resistant:

yes

Attracts Pollinators:

yes

Attracts Butterflies:

yes

Native Habitat:

Western US

Attracts Birds:

no

Cut/Dried Flowers:

no

Used by Wildlife:

yes

Swales:

no

Wildlife Use:

Winter forage for elk and deer, nesting for birds

Photo:
Nancy Glick

Hedge/Screen:

yes

Border:

yes

Erosion Control:

no

Windbreak:

no

Ground Cover:

no

Provides Shade:

no

Rock Garden:

no

Cover Structures:

no

First Bloom:

Apr

Last Bloom:

Adds Texture/Movement:

Jul

Ornamental Accent:

yes

no

Garden Observations:

LBJ Wildflower Center - Flowers Mar to July. OSU EM9136 - Flowers in late summer. Observation in garden - flowers in early spring

Seasonal Care
Maintenance

SEASONAL CARE

Spring Care:

Prune immediately after bloom to control size and shape

Summer Care:

Fall Care:

Winter Care:

Long Term Care:

Insect Pests:

Wildlife Pests:

Diseases:

Environmental Problems:

Landscape Problems:

No serious diseases or stresses

Care Comments:

RESOURCES

OSU Landscape Profile:

USDA Plants:

Calscape Database:

LBJ Native Plant Database:

Missouri Botanical Garden Database:

Monrovia Profile:

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Source Comment:

Landscape Application
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