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Philadelphus coronarius ‘Variegatus’

Mock orange

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsJune & October
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Philadelphus coronarius ‘Variegatus’ (Mock orange). This deciduous, bushy shrub bears white edged, green leaves with white flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Southeastern Europe, Asia Minor

Interest and use

Fragrance, border, hedging

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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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