|Fountain-like, deciduous shrub with fragrant, white, late spring or early summer flowers. An old fashioned favorite, at home in the shrub border. Allow ample room for arching branches. Remove oldest branches (back to ground) right after plant has finished flowering.
Philadelphus delavayi in early or midsummer, bears racemes of 5 to 9 single, cup-shaped, very fragrant, pure white flowers, 1 1/2 inches across, often purple-flushed on the backs of the sepals. 10 feet tall, 8 feet wide. Native to China, Tibet and Burma.