Philadelphus

philadelhus-flower

 

Philadelphus; Mock Orange: 

 

This is a shrub whose party piece is to have beautifully orange smelling flowers – hence it’s name. 

 

There are several varieties though and some get really quite big quite quickly. They also can look a bit scrappy and untidy unless you prune them properly.

Pruning is done every year after the Philadelphus has finished flowering. So choose wisely the variety you want, P Belle Etoile, Coronarius, lemoinei and Virginal all can get above 7ft tall.

 

We’ve used 2 varieties in:

 

white - semi shade spring smiles