Philadelphus- Mock Orange

Deciduous shrub with fragrant white flowers.

Situation:

Excellent flowering shrub, even in small gardens. Branches that have finished flowering should be removed in their entirety in order to maintain a compact bush. The forms most often grown are hybrids, which are not always fragrant. The Philadelphus coronarius is best in this respect.

Soil:

Any standard garden soil.

Propagation:

From cuttings taken in summer or winter.

Philadelphus coronarius, sweet mock orange: Height 3-4 m; fragrant white flowers in late spring and early summer.

Philadelphus hybrids: Height 2 m; large single or double flowers, sometimes fragrant, in early summer.

The following varieties are scented: ‘Albatre’, ‘Lemoinei’, ‘Virginal’. Those with little or no fragrance are: ‘Belle Etoile’, ‘Dame Blanche’, Innocence’, ‘Manteau d^Hermine* and ‘Rosace’.

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