Natchez Mock Orange
Natchez Mock Orange
Philadelphus x virginalis 'Natchez'Item #6442 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 7
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This fountain-shaped shrub is noted for its highly ornamental, large, white flowers, which carry a light fragrance much like the scent of orange blossoms. Branches are covered with lush green foliage for an attractive effect even when not in flower. Ideal as a seasonal specimen or when planted en masse to create a quick screen. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:fil-a-DEL-fus x ver-jin-AY-lisPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 17Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Quickly reaches 6 to 8 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:SpringFlower color:WhiteDesign IdeasThis is a big fountain-shaped Mock Orange that stands tall at the back of any bed or border. Grow as a single specimen in a prominent part of the garden or use a matched pair to flank a fountain, treillage or work of garden art. Line them up for an intensely fragrant side-yard or backyard screen or as a green seasonal background for more colorful summer flowering plants. Certainly a candidate for any cottage or country garden.Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Forsythia (Forsythia); Lilac (Syringa); Clematis (Clematis); Daylily (Hemerocallis)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.