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Philadelphus coronarius - 'Aureus' (Golden Mock Orange)

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer early), Golden Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Philadelphus coronarius - Cultivation Notes

This shrub will tolerate any reasonably fertile well drained soil, including chalk. Plant in full sun / part shade. Prune out flower stems after flowering, remove older wood to base in winter. Plant in Autumn / spring at back of border.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Philadelphus coronarius:
  • Scented blossom
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
Weaknesses of Philadelphus coronarius
  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils
Design & Plant Use for Philadelphus coronarius:
  • Tall summer flowering shrub suitable for back of border planting
  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

Common Missspellings: Filadephus, Philidelphus, Philadelphis, Philadelphas


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Philadelphus coronarius - 'Aureus' (Golden Mock Orange)

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