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Illuminati Tiny Tower Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius

  • Hardy Zones
    • 4 - 7
  • Exposure
    • Part Sun to Sun
  • Season
    • Spring
  • Mature Size
    • 36 - 48 Inches
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Illuminati Tiny Tower Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius
Part Sun to Sun 36 - 48

Features

Reach a higher plane in your landscape or garden.

Mockorange is a delightfully old-fashioned plant that has unfortunately fallen out of favor, mostly due to its enormous size. Illuminati Tiny Tower mockorange stands to breathe new life into this classic favorite, though, combining a landscape-friendly size with a totally unique space-saving habit. It naturally grows in a very narrow, upright way, each sturdy stem a stack of rugged, deep green leaves that looks like a four-sided tower. In late spring/early summer, hundreds of fragrant white flowers emerge from between the leaves for striking show that truly celebrates the season. 

Top reasons to grow Illuminati Tiny Tower 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

Duration: 
Shrub
Shrub Type: 
Deciduous
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
36 - 48 Inches
Spacing: 
18 - 24 Inches
Spread: 
18 - 24 Inches
Flower Colors: 
White
Foliage Colors: 
Green
Foliage Shade: 
Dark green
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Part Sun to 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 Tiny Tower mockorange can be planted nearly anywhere, thanks to its space saving habit. Grow it as a small specimen, low but space-saving hedge, or in and amongst perennials and other plants in your landscape. 

Maintenance Notes: 

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

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.

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