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Philadelphus coronarius - 'Variegatus' (Variegated Mock Orange)

Philadelphus coronarius - 'Variegatus' (Variegated Mock Orange)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Variegated green-gold Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Medium 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
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • 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
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Common Missspellings: Filadephus, Philidelphus, Philadelphis, Philadelphas

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