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Philadelphus delavayi - Henry.
                 
Common Name
Family Hydrangeaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub and by streams, 700 - 3800 metres in Sichuan and Xizang[184]. Mixed forests, thickets, mountain slopes; 700 - 3800 metres in Sichuan,Xizang and Yunnan[266].
Range E. Asia - China to N.E. Burma.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Philadelphus delavayi


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Philadelphus delavayi
   
Physical Characteristics
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Philadelphus delavayi is a deciduous Shrub growing to 4 m (13ft) by 3 m (9ft).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 6. It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and can grow in heavy clay and nutritionally poor soils. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Hedge;
Edible Uses
None known
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
Hedge;  Hedge;  Soap.

The leaves are rich in saponins[169], when crushed and mixed with water they produce a lather that is an effective cleaner, used on the body, clothes etc. You can wash your hands by merely picking a couple of leaves or a bunch of blossom, wetting your hands and then rubbing the plant material vigorously as if it was a bar of soap[K]. This soap is a very gentle cleaner that does not remove the body's natural oils, but does remove dirt. It is not very effective against oil[K]. Plants can be grown as an informal hedge or screen[200].
Cultivation details
An easily grown plant, succeeding in any moderately fertile soil, and also in thin soils over chalk[200]. Grows well in heavy clay soils. Tolerates poor soils[200]. Succeeds in semi-shade but prefers a position in full sun where it will flower more freely[182, 200]. Grows well on the woodland edge or in a glade[200]. Hardy to about -15°c[184]. Some named forms have been developed for their ornamental value[182]. The flowers are sweetly orange-scented[245]. Plants are very tolerant of pruning, one third of the stems can be cut down to the ground each year in order to promote fresh growth and heavier flowering[202].
Propagation
Seed - best if given 1 months cold stratification[113]. Sow February in a light position in a cold frame. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 10cm long side-shoots, July/August in a shaded frame. Plant out in spring. High percentage[78]. Cuttings of mature wood of the current year's growth, 15 - 25cm with a heel, December in a sheltered bed outdoors. Fair to good percentage[78]. Layering in summer. Very easy.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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Philadelphus coronariusMock Orange, Sweet mock orange00
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Philadelphus microphyllusLittleleaf Mock Orange10
Philadelphus pubescensHoary mock orange00
Philadelphus purpurascens 00
Philadelphus x virginalisMock Orange00
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