Deciduous shrub with fragrant white.
Excellent, 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 coronarius is best in this respect.
Any standard garden soil.
Fromtaken in summer or winter.
Philadelphus coronarius, sweet: Height 3-4 m; fragrant white 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’.