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Philadelphus x lemoinei

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Description

Mock Orange is a hybrid deciduous shrub with an upright arching habit growing 4-8 feet tall. The flowers are amazingly fragrant. They occur in terminal racemes of up to 1.5-inch saucer-shaped flowers. This shrub prefers moist well-drained soils in sun to part sun. 

Prune after flowering to control the size of the shrub and plant near a door to enjoy the fragrance!

Can be susceptible to:  aphids, blackspot, powdery mildew, rust

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Avalanche
  • ‘Belle Etoile’
    White flower with maroon at the base
  • 'Innocence'
    Occassional variegated leaves
  • Manteau d'Hermine
Tags:
#arching#sun#deciduous#shrub#easy to grow#partial sun#fragrant blooms#summer flowers#shrub border
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Avalanche
  • ‘Belle Etoile’
    White flower with maroon at the base
  • 'Innocence'
    Occassional variegated leaves
  • Manteau d'Hermine
Tags:
#arching#sun#deciduous#shrub#easy to grow#partial sun#fragrant blooms#summer flowers#shrub border
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Philadelphus
    Family:
    Hydrangeaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Europe
    Dimensions:
    Height: 6 ft. 0 in. - 10 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 8 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Mounding
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    White
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Raceme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Fragrant
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Shape:
    Cup
    Flower Petals:
    2-3 rays/petals
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Flowers consist of 1-1.5 inch white flowers in 3-7 flowered terminal racemes. Bloom late spring to early summer.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Soft
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Up to 2 inches long narrowly oval leaves have smooth green upper sides and hairs on the undersides. Tips are acute (pointed).
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Lawn
    Landscape Theme:
    Children's Garden
    Rain Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Mass Planting
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Pollution
    Wet Soil