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Philadelphus coronarius /Mock Orange

Philadelphus coronarius  / Philadelphus coronarius
White dogwood-like flowers, thus another common name "English" dogwood
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White dogwood-like flowers, thus another common name "English" dogwood

Shrub in full flower in spring just after the azaleas bloom

Upright, irregular form

Close-up image of flowers with a garden snake sunning in the shrub

Spring flowers


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Scientific Name: Philadelphus coronarius
Common Name: Mock Orange
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: A multi-stemmed, upright shrub with stiff arching branches that are covered with dogwood-like, fragrant, white flowers in spring. Used as specimen, in shrub border, and in screens. In time, plants become leggy and should be pruned by removing about 1/3 of the stems just above ground level after flowering is complete in spring.