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Wasowski, Sally and Andy
Philadelphus texensis Hu
Texas mock orange
USDA Symbol: phte3
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Shrub Flower:
Fruit: Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
TX Native Habitat: Endemic
to limestone outcrops of the Edwards Plateau. Well-drained sand, clay, loam. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Limestone-based, Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay
Conditions Comments: Texas mock orange has showy, sweet-smelling blooms. Uncommon to rare, the Texas mock orange, with its multiple, low branches and rounded leaves, is an ornamental delight. Deer intensively browse mock orange.
Aromatic, Accent tree
or shrub Conspicuous Flowers:
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Commercially Avail: yes
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Record Modified: 2012-09-20
Research By: TWC Staff