Sweet Mock-orange

Philadelphus coronarius


Other Names:
English Dogwood, Fragrant Mockorange

Sweet Mock-orange is a non-native deciduous shrub. It is a common garden plant, and it tolerates a wide range of soils. Sweet Mock-orange is native to Southeastern Europe and Asia Minor. The species name coronarius comes from Latin and refers to its use for making garlands. The genus name Philadelphus comes from the same Greek roots as the city in Pennsylvania, but it is not connected to the city. It refers to loving one's brother or sister, and it was a Greek and Roman family name.

Identification Tools

Missouri Botanical Garden NC State Extension Invasive Plant Atlas of the United States


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Sweet Mock-orange in bloom
Sweet Mock-orange in bloom

Sweet Mock-orange flowers
Sweet Mock-orange flowers

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