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Old 05-31-2010, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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To me, it resembles a bamboo tree except for the leaves. The stems are thin and close together. The lines are spaced apart just like bamboo stems. When I cut them at a high point, they are hollow inside, when I cut at a low point there is soft white stuff inside. The leaves look like hydrangea. A few years ago it was pretty small, now it's about 6 feet, and it's going to continue to grow.
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Old 05-31-2010, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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I can't get my pics to show here, they are here
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Old 05-31-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Seymour TN
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Easier way to see pics -

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I was told mock orange. I am still wondering about that white stuff inside the hollow center (not shown in the pic)
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Old 05-31-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Knoxville, TN
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It's mock orange. The white stuff inside it is sap. Poinsettas have it too. White sap in new growth, nothing in old growth.
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Old 06-01-2010, 07:33 AM
 
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I noticed over on the other thread that you said google told you that hydrangeas don't have multiple stems, which is not necessarily true. Different types of hydrangeas have different growth patterns, and I think maybe the PeeGee type can have one trunk (I've never grown any of those), but the mop heads and the oak leaf kind have multiple trunks just like your mock orange. And, you were talking about the leaves looking like a hydrangea.....mock orangeis in the Hydrangeaceae family.

Around here, people call that bush "English dogwood", and I have three. I do not have to prune it to get it to bloom. My MIL's bushes (she called it a "tame dogwood"), where I got my start from, were about 7 or 8 feet tall and about 10 feet in diameter at one time.....a glorious sight when they bloomed!
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Old 06-01-2010, 08:06 AM
 
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I've never seen a mock orange in person so this one had me stumped. Interesting that my first hunch about the hydrangea type leaves was so close since the pictures didn't show enough of what you usually use to ID bush/shrub/tree. It sure does look like a mock orange. Out of curiosity I did a little Googling and found a discussion at Dave's Garden regarding how similar Mock Orange and English Dogwood are and that people confuse the two.

Plant and Tree Identification: SOLVED: dogwood or orange blossom

It's good knowing there are so many knowledgeable people here at CD!
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Old 06-02-2010, 07:48 AM
 
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Mine has no fragrance.
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Old 06-02-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Mine has no fragrance.
The ones that are growing in the woods here are incredibly fragrant. Mine, a seedling from those original plants planted years ago by a woman long gone from here, have no fragrance either. Some are, some arent. I'm trying to root a fragrant double bloomer now. It smells incredible.
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