Philadelphus inodorus L.

SHRUB to 3 m tall with arching branches. NEW GROWTH hairless, axillary buds hidden. LEAVES ovate to elliptic, to about 9 cm long, entire or faintly toothed, slightly hairy above, hairy on the veins and in the vein axils below. FLOWERS in clusters of 1,3(9), each flower 4-5 cm wide, hairless on all parts; summer. Stamens mostly 60-90. Seed long-tailed.

var. grandiflorus (Willd.) A. Gray is sometimes listed and described as having leaves sharply toothed and flowers cup-shaped at first but it is generally placed in synonymy with the species.


Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Hydrangeaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Distribution map
kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Cornales
family       Hydrangeaceae
genus        Philadelphus L.