Philadelphus coronarius
Sweet Mockorange

 Plant Type:
 Growth Forms:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flower Notes:
White (Sweetly fragrant white flowers (1.5" dia.) in 5-7 flowered racemes; spring)
 Foliage Notes:
Green (Dark green summer foliage with no appeciable fall color change)
 Fruit Notes:
Yellow (Persistent 4-valved capsule; not ornamentally important)
 Ultimate Height:
8-15 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
4-10 feet
 Soil Notes:
Widely adapted to different soils, even dry soils
Southern Europe
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves opposite, simple, ovate, 1.5-4" long by 0.5-2" wide, with remotely dentate margins and a hairy petiole.

Additional Information

Well adapted to different light (even shade) and soil conditions, especially to dry situations. Relatively trouble-free, and one of the most fragrant of the mockoranges. None of the mockoranges have much landscape interest after the season of bloom. Becomes leggy if not pruned. Pruning should be done after flowering (flower buds form on previous years wood), and to maintain fullness of form.

When Philadelphus coronarius has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





2 Philadelphus coronarius found

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