Landscape Plants of the Upper Midwest

Mockorange

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Plant Information

  • Plant Type: Shrub: Medium
  • Scientific Name: Philadelphus species and hybrids Play audio of plant name
  • Family: Mockorange
  • Related Cultivars:

    Philadelphus x 'Buckley's Quill'
    Philadelphus x 'Glacier'
    Philadelphus x 'Miniature Snowflake'
    Philadelphus x 'Snowbelle'
    Philadelphus x 'Bouquet Blanc'

  • Zone: 4
  • Plant Size: dependent on cultivar
  • Bloom Time: Summer
  • Bloom Color: White
  • Habit: Dependant on Cultivar
  • Culture:

    Very adaptable. Full sun.

  • Notes:

    Fragrant white flowers in June. Most cultivars are upright and leggy, offering little interest beyond the flowers.

  • Pruning:Pruning animation

    Renewal pruning is accomplished by removing the largest, oldest stems (generally 1/4 to 1/3 of the total stems) as close to the ground as possible. This will stimulate new shoots to develop below the cuts which will fill in the plant creating a more dense and pleasing habit.

    Renewal pruning should be done when the plant is dormant, late fall to early spring.

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