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Order: Rosales
   Family: Hydrangeaceae
            Genus: Philadelphus
                        Specie: coronarius

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 10 ft (3 m)

Cultivation: Moderately fertile well-drained soil

Features: Oval-shaped leaves; racemes of highly fragrant white flowers in early summer

Uses: Specimen shrub Shrub borders Woodland gardens

Zones: 5-9

Description: Native to southern Europe and western Asia, this deciduous upright shrub reaching 10 ft (3 m) tall has bark that starts peeling off the branches in the second year. The egg-shaped leaves are irregularly shallow-toothed at the margin, with down on the main

Growth Habit: Upright habit

Comments: Several cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Duration: Perennial

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