Philadelphus inodorus

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Scentless Mockorange


Plant Specifics

Size:6-8 (12) ft tall by 6-8 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:White
Fruit Color:NA
Noted for:Aroma, fragrance, Showy flowers


Recommended Uses:Specimen shrub
Availability:FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods)
Moisture Tolerance: Somewhat moist, no flooding ----- to ----- Short very dry periods
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Loam, Sand
Soil pH:Neutral to calcareous



Pollinated by bees.

Native Habitats:Hammocks, near limestone.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
8A 8B 9A 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures


General Comments:

Multi-stemmed. A single stem is a curiosity. A large multi-stemmed plant is a long-blooming wonder.

Despite the common name, this species has sweet-smelling flowers.

The range of this species extends from central Texas east and north into southern New England.  It is represented in Florida by a few isolated occurrences in northwest Florida.