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Illuminati Tower® 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
4' 2'
Height
3' - 4'
Spread
18" - 2'
  • Details

    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 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
    Resists: 
    Deer

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    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
    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 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
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    • 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
      , 3 days ago
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