Philadelphus Mock Orange

A top flowering shrub.

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A wonderful little shrub for borders or hedging. In summer, the evergreen foliage is covered with white, fragrant blooms. The simple, white flowers have a decorative group of golden stamens at their heart. The blooms of Mock Orange smell sweetly of Roses with citrus notes.

Mock Orange shrubs are quick to establish and rewarding to grow. Mock Orange has mid to bright green, serrated leaves that grow to around 11cm.

Plant Mock Orange in full sun to semi shade in moderately fertile, to humus rich, well drained soil. Water to establish, then keep moist when in active growth.

Known botanically as Philadelphus mexicanus. Philadelphus is from the Greek for brotherly love. Mexicanus is used as the plant originates in Mexico and Guatemala.

Code

PLXMO

Botantical name

Philadelphus mexicanus

Height

2-4.5m

Width

1-2m

Flowers

Summer

Climate

Cool to Mediterranean

Availability

Australia wide

Aspect

Full Sun to Semi Shade

Supplied as

Pots

Water needs

1