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.
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