Mock Orange

Philadelphus x virginalis

Pronunciation: fil-a-DEL-fus x ver-jin-AH-liss
SKU #06430
4-7

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OVERVIEW
Description Beautiful, extremely fragrant double white flowers on a fountain-like form. Striking landscape specimen. Useful as a screen or informal hedge. Effective background plant. Deciduous.
Light Full sun
Watering Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, North American Native Selection
Problems/Solutions Coastal Exposure, Rabbit Resistant, Road Salt Tolerant
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container, Hedge, Privacy Screen
Design Ideas This North American native has long been a favorite white-flowering shrub for colder climates. Big and bushy like Deutzia, its flowers are much showier and are great for night or all-white gardens. Coloring also provides a good neutral background for showier perennials and flowering shrubs. Line it up as a boundary hedge or use as an attractive screen. Also suitable as a foundation plant for elevated homes, where it gracefully covers footings, basement windows, coal chutes and other utilities.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants As a border background, Mock Orange provides the ideal background for bold Double Red Garden Peony, (Paeonia lactiflora 'Double Red'), Fairy Tale Pink Daylily, (Hemerocallis hybrids 'Fairy Tale Pink')and Coral Bells Hardy Azalea, (Azalea 'Coral Bells'). Blends nicely in a semishaded condition with Red 'N Pretty Hydrangea, (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monred') or group for fall color and extended bloom period with another white flowering beauty, Snowflake Oakleaf Hydrangea, (Hydrangea quercifolia 'Snowflake').
CARE
Care Prefers enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
HISTORY
Lore It was classified in the Saxifragaceae family by Linnaeus who named the genus for King Ptolemy Philadelphus of the 3rd century BC.

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