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Philadelphus delavayi

Syringa

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Philadelphus delavayi (Syringa). This species is an upright deciduous shrub with arching branches and ovate dark green tapered leaves about 10cm. The flowers are borne in the early summer with racemes of single white cup-shaped fragrant blooms.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Mock orange

Origin

China

Interest and use

Grown for their usually fragrant flowers and bark

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality
  • Soil pH7.0 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.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds or from cuttings taken in summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

May become infested with aphids.

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