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: