MOCK ORANGE - PHILADELPHUS SPP.

mock orange

Common Name: mock orange

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Family: Hydrangeaceae
Genus: Philadelphus
Species: spp.

Hardiness Zone: 4 to 9
Height: 2 to 10 ft
Width: 2 to 10 ft

Description: Mock orange is native to Canada, Europe, and northwestern and western United States. Fragant orange-smelling flowers bloom in early summer. The best conditions for flower blooming are in full sun. Mock orange is intolerant of wet, poorly-drained soils. 

This shrub is typically used as a speciman plant in borders or groupings. It should be pruning right after blooming to maintain an attractive form. 

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Accessed online. https://extension.umn.edu/trees-and-shrubs/mockorange. 24 June 2019