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Philadelphus coronarius

Mock orange

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  • Philadelphus coronarius | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & October
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread2.5m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite-green
  • Leaf ColourMid-green

Description

Philadelphus coronarius (Mock orange). This species produces fragrant, white flower in clusters they bloom from late spring and make a good show as a background for a perennial border. This species will tolerate dry conditions but prefers a rich, moist soil in sun or partial shade.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor

Interest and use

Fragrance bee attracting foliage, border, hedging, specimen, very resistant to frost

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Rich, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are moderately to very frost hardy, they are easily grown in moist, well-drained soil and need a position in sun or light shade. You can propagate from seeds or from cuttings taken in summer.

Propagation

You can propagate by seed, by softwood or greenwood cuttings in the summer, or by hardwood cuttings in the autumn to winter.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May become infested with aphids.

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