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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.

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?

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

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.

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. :)

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).

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