Dogwood, Cornus florida and English Dogwood Philadelphus inodorata,
also commonly called Mock Orange.
Now that Dogwoods are almost done with bloom and Philadelphus are coming into full bloom,
I'm thinking to plant more Mock Orange.
Maybe a double Phildelphus with that sweet fragrance that these do not have.
This dogwood planted itself smack up against the Mock Orange.
I like them blooming together so well I let it stay.
Phildelphus has a longer period of bloom so we have white blossoms well into spring.
Phildelphus has a graceful, arching habit.
Phildelphus has actual petals and yellow stamens.
Dogwood has more horizontal, stiff branches.
Dogwood has white bracts with tiny flowers in the center.
Leaves of the two have a similar shape and vein pattern.
Both are great plants. I'm happy to have both. I need more Mock Orange, or
English Dogwood as Mama called it. Hers was double and very fragrant.