In bloom now

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Date Photo Taken: 4/20/2011
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
Posted By: creeves

Notes:

We live in Sandy Springs and this bush/tree is in bloom in our backyard now. It grows in part shade…is rather fast growing because I trim it every year. It has arching branches and the leaves are opposite on the stem and tend to be more fuzzy rather than glossy. The flowers have 4 white petals around a yellow center. The shrub has many straight stalks coming from the ground and they tend to be rather thin and straight. It attracts bees.

COMMENTS

  1. Bobby Unregistered says:

    Mock orange. There is a scentless variety and a very fragrant variety. I began seeing mock oranges in bloom last week in the West Georgia area. I am little uncertain of the differences between the two other than one is deliciously fragrant. Scratch and sniff here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mock-orange

    April 27th, 2011 at 8:24 pm
  2. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    mockorange
    see
    http://www.walterreeves.com/gardening-q-and-a/mockorange-english-dogwood/

    April 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm
  3. Crystal Reeves Unregistered says:

    Thank you so much! I have been trying to find out the name of that plant for years!

    April 29th, 2011 at 5:44 pm
  4. buck Unregistered says:

    The name “mockorange” is a more recent name for the Philadelphus. It is an heirloom plant; the earlier name is English Dogwood. I have a hedge of them that my great grandmother planted a century or more ago.

    February 12th, 2012 at 11:47 am

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