Philadelphus coronarius (southern Europe)
Habit: Stiffly upright normal shrub, 3-4 m tall and 2-3 m wide; with gradually arching, overhanging twigs; fast-growing.
Flowers: Decorative, single, cream-white, densely packed flower racemes, end of May to June; sweet, intoxicating fragrance.
Leaves: Pointed-ovoid, 6-9 cm long, pale green, beginning of November.
Demands: Not demanding, robust, sun to semi-shade, frost hardy, tolerant of urban pollution, wind resistant.
Soil: Any garden soil.
Note: Thin out after flowering, taking off old shoots entirely, never shortening or halving new shoots.
Hardiness: Zone 5a