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Philadelphus coronarius or Mock Orange

Philadelphus coronarius is a deciduous shrub. It is native to southeastern Europe and Asia minor. It is part of the Hydrangeaceae family of plants. They also call it Sweet Mock Orange or English Dogwood. ‘Coronarius” means ‘used for garlands”. It grows to 3m or 10ft.

Philadelphus coronarius
Philadelphus coronarius

Philadelphus coronarius has toothed leaves. It flowers in late spring and early summer. The flowers are white and grow in clusters. they are bowl-shaped and fragrant. They have prominent stamens and 4 petals. The flowers are about 1in or 2.5cm wide. The flowers attract bees.

Philadelphus coronarius
Philadelphus coronarius

How to grow Philadelphus coronarius:

Grow Philadelphus coronarius in the sun or light shade. Plant it in organically-rich, moist but well-drained soil. It is generally disease-free or pest-free. Watch out for leaf spot, powdery mildew, rust, or canker.

Prune after flowering as Philadelphus coronarius flowers on old wood. You can also revive the plant by cutting it down and it will regrow. To stop it from spreading control and cut down suckers.

Philadelphus coronarius
Philadelphus coronarius

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