Illuminati Tower® Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius
- Part Sun to 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).
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 tolerantFragrant FlowerDrought TolerantResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 48 InchesSpacing:18 - 24 InchesSpread:18 - 24 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Dark greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:AverageSoil PH Category:Neutral SoilUses:Border PlantUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses 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