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Flowering shrub id?

Posted by smivies z5b ontario (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 5, 12 at 9:51

If anyone knows, I'd appreciate the help. I thought it might be Exochorda but there don't seem to be enough flower petals.

The plant is ~15' tall and arches to ~15' wide. Flowering time is early-mid June in zone 5.

Thanks


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RE: Flowering shrub id?

boy a leaf might help..

but what i have in my backyard.. similar is at the link

you would recall the fragrance ..

ken

Here is a link that might be useful: except for the fact it has 5 petals.. and yours has 4.. its a completel duplicate ... who needs petal count.. lol ...


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Philadelphus


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what the FF????

thats what i said ...

ken


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Yes but your comment about the five petals threw me, as my Philadelphus have four...
I like the 'what the FF'!
Sara


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RE: Flowering shrub id?

Thanks....the large size of the plant, lack of fragrance, and rather large flowers left me stumped.

It's certainly not P. coronarius or its hybrids.

Sorry Ken, no leaf photos...will have to wait until next year.


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RE: Flowering shrub id?

i have 5 different philadelphus ...

the first two.. came in the old fashion plastic sleeves.. 13 years ago ...

a bazillion flowers ... flowers not quite as large as these ... and just about no aroma ...

variegated ones.. tend to be low on scent also ... and frankly .. low on variegation ...

but the one i named at the link.. you could smell from 100 feet upwind ...

ken


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if you want to verify

if you want to verify the ID.. try the name that plant forum ...

ken


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RE: Flowering shrub id?

  • Posted by bboy USDA 8 Sunset 5 WA (My Page) on
    Sat, Dec 8, 12 at 15:27

Definitely a Philadelphus, probably P. inodorus.


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