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Illuminati Arch® Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
48" 48"
Height
48"
Spread
48"
  • Details

    Features

     

    Old-fashioned charm, modern day performance!

    Mock orange has long been beloved for its romantic white flowers, full of a sweet, orange blossom fragrance. But mock oranges were a bit ratty and messy, not really garden-worthy plants. Illuminati Arch® mock orange changes that! Enjoy the elegant, arching habit, sweetly fragrant flowers, and handsome, clean foliage that looks great all season. Imagine a fragrant hedge, or a striking specimen - or plant in your perennial garden and bring back those memories of Grandma's garden!

    Available in better garden centers in spring 2021.

    Top reasons to grow Illuminati Tower mock orange:

    - Better foliage all season makes a cleaner, more handsome plant

    - Elegant arching branches

    - Lots and lots of fragrant white flowers in early summer

    Top reasons to grow Illuminati Arch mockorange:

    - never-before-seen space-saving habit takes up a fraction of the room of older varieties

    - very fragrant white flowers in late spring/early summer have a sweet fragrance that carries on the warm breezes

    - Deer resistant and drought tolerant

    Fragrant Flower
    Drought Tolerant
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    48 Inches
    Spacing: 
    48 Inches
    Spread: 
    48 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Habit: 
    Upright
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Container
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses Notes: 

    Illuminati Arch mockorange can be grown as a small specimen, flowering hedge, or in and amongst perennials and other plants in your landscape. 

    Maintenance Notes: 

    Illuminati Arch mockorange will need little pruning - it blooms on old wood, so any pruning you do wish to do should be done after flowering. 

    If you wish to fertilize, one application of a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.

    Fun Facts: 

    The scientific name for mockorange, Philadelphus, translates to "brotherly love." The common name, mockorange, derives from the fragrance of the flowers, which does indeed resemble orange blossoms - even though this plant can grow in far colder climates than actual citrus.

    Illuminati Arch® Philadelphus coronarius 'SMNPBD' USPPAF, Can PBRAF
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