Philadelphus coronarius--Mock Orange, Sweet Syringa

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Philadelphus coronarius--Mock Orange, Sweet Syringa

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Mock orange is grown for its fragrant, white flowers, produced in late spring after the leaves. Flowering is best in full sun, but the plant tolerates shade. Mock orange tolerates most soils and transplants well. It has a mature height and spread of 10 to 12 feet. The growth rate is slow and the young bark is orange. Mock orange tolerates shearing but the effect of the growth habit is lost.

Cultivars include: 'aureus'--yellow foliage in spring and early summer; 'dianthiflorus'--large, double flowers; 'duplex'--dwarf with double flowers; 'grandiflorus'-- flowers larger, later and less fragrant; 'nana'--dwarf, grows up to 4 feet; 'salicifolius'--narrow leaves.

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