What is this shrub

Asked August 17, 2019, 4:35 PM EDT

This “shrub” had flowers in June. It never got berries but now has hard green centers where the flowers were. This plant seems to like shade.

Hennepin County Minnesota

3 Responses

The plant in the photo is a mock orange. Although it adds interest to the landscape as most shrubs do, it's grown mostly for its fragrant flowers.

Seed pods have formed where the flowers were.

Thank you! Can the plant be split? Or, should I just plant some seeds?

You might be able to propagate the plant by removing root suckers or taking stem cuttings. Otherwise, if the shrub is well established, dividing it would be a strenuous job.

Propagating from seed is a long-term process and the offspring might differ from the parent plant.

Learn about cuttings here: