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Illuminati Tower® Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
6' 4' 1.8m 1.2m
Height: 5' - 6'
Spread: 3' - 4'
Height: 1.5m - 1.8m
Spread: 91cm - 1.2m
  • Details

    60 - 72 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    36 - 48 Inches
    1.5m - 1.8m
    91cm - 1.2m
    91cm - 1.2m


    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 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 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


    Plant Type: 
    Shrub Type: 
    Height Category: 
    Garden Height: 
    60 - 72 Inches 1.5m - 1.8m
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    36 - 48 Inches 91cm - 1.2m
    Flower Colors: 
    Foliage Colors: 
    Foliage Shade: 
    Dark green
    Container Role: 

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 

    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).

    Maintenance Category: 
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
    Water Category: 
    Soil PH Category: 
    Neutral Soil
    Border Plant
    Uses Notes: 

    Illuminati 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 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.

    Illuminati Tower® Philadelphus coronarius 'SMNPVG' USPP 31,865, Can PBRAF
  • 3 Reviews

    Browse reviews from people who have grown this plant.
    • I've got two of these sort of a raise bed planter along a drive way. This will be the third season and I'm still waiting for blooms. Got lots of foliage the second season and they are about 20 inches tall. Zone 6.

      Laurie Hoelzeman
      , Pennsylvania
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • I love this plant. This is the third growing season for mine. It is 3.5 feet tall, very narrow, and blooming profusely. However, it does not resist deer. They ate nearly the whole plant the first season. We caged it but took the cage off for a brief period the second year and they ate it again. So, the cage will stay permanently ☹️ but it is beautiful and covered in blooms. Zone 6a.

      Laura Cloud
      , United States
      , 1 year ago
    • Planted 5 in April. Three of them grew taller but none of them have flowered yet. The bottom leaves are starting to fall off. Very Disappointed!

      Lisa Cataldi
      , North Carolina
      , United States
      , 2 years ago
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