|Upright, 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 subcanus has smooth, gray-brown bark, later peeling. In early summer, produces racemes of 5 to 20 shallowly cup-shaped, lightly fragrant flowers. 20 feet tall, 6 to 10 feet wide. Native to Southwest China.