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esperance
06-10-2006, 04:31 PM
Hello. Can anyone tell me what this is that was marked Syringa at a plant sale? It is growing in Upstate New York.

Quirky Quercus
06-10-2006, 09:34 PM
Syringa are Lilacs. There are numerous species of them and numerous varieties/cultivars.

esperance
06-15-2006, 04:54 PM
I now know it is not a lilac. It just bloomed today. One single white flower with yellow inside and Mock Orange shaped leaves. (My mockorange has double blooms). I've never seen it offered at any nurseries and believe me, I've been to alot of them. I am having trouble attaching the pictures. Can anyone help? Please?

esperance
06-15-2006, 06:53 PM
This is me again, with smaller pictures of the mystery shrub.

saccharum
06-15-2006, 07:08 PM
esperance, I just sent you a private message. Let me know if I can help you with posting those pics.

saccharum
06-19-2006, 05:30 PM
Esperance emailed me the pics. I have an idea of what this might be, but I'm going to double-check myself, and in the meantime I'll post the pics and give everyone a sporting chance. :)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/eickwort/mysteryshrub1.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/eickwort/mysteryshrub2.jpg
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y208/eickwort/mysteryshrub3.jpg

saccharum
06-19-2006, 06:12 PM
Esperance, you've got another mock-orange there (Philadelphus sp.). Strangely, Philadelphus has sometimes gone by the common name of "syringa," apparently because Linnaeus and other early taxonomists sometimes got them mixed up with lilacs (genus Syringa, and a whole different family).

esperance
06-19-2006, 08:41 PM
OK, thanks for the help. Sorry about the faulty attachment.