Philadelphus microphyllus

Mock Orange
Philadelphus microphyllus

Family: Hydrangea (Hydrangeaceae)
AKA: Littleleaf Mock Orange
Photo taken on: June 4, 2009
Location: Bandelier National Monument, NM
Life Zones: Foothills to montane
Habitat: Dry rocky canyons

A shrub growing to 4ft with shiny red branches and smooth green leaves. Flowers have four petals and are delicately fragrant and nodding. Compare to Cliff Fendlerbush which grows in the same habitat but is a much bigger plant with narrow leaves.

White Single Flowers