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Mock Orange in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Philadelphus

 

Mock Orange

Philadelphus is a fragrant deciduous shrub with arching branches. Leaves are a dark green and bowl shaped white or cream flowers with yellow centres and the heavy scent of orange blosson, are produced on stems.

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plant Features
  • Mock Orange likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Mock Orange likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Mock Orange is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Mock Orange likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Mock Orange

Latin name

Philadelphus

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Hydrangeaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Mock Orange likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Mock Orange is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Mock Orange likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Mock Orange likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Mock Orange is 2.00meters x 2.00meters 2.00 M 2.00 M

Philadelphus

Philadelphus is a fragrant deciduous shrub with arching branches. Leaves are a dark green and bowl shaped white or cream flowers with yellow centres and the heavy scent of orange blosson, are produced on stems.


Flowering Season

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Bowl shaped white flowers with yellow centres are produced on shortish stems.

 

Planting Outdoors

From Early Spring TO Mid Spring

Plant out pot grown shrubs/trees in a sunny or partially shaded site. They can be sited in a well drained site or a moist site that is free draining.

 

Propagation by Softwood Cuttings

From Mid Spring TO Early Summer

Take soft wood cuttings in spring to early summer. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 

Propagation by hardwood Cuttings

From Mid Autumn TO Late Winter

Take hardwood cuttings of up to .3m from this years growth, making a clean from above a shoot and remove any soft growth. Nearly fill a container with fine grit at the bottom, to enable free draining, and a suitable compost. Place the cutting, having dipped he end in a rooting compound first, with a third of the cutting showing.

 
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