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.
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
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Laura Cloud, United States, 4 weeks 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, 41 weeks ago