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Philadelphus, also known as ‘Mock Orange’ are large, sprawling mostly deciduous shrubs with sweetly scented, white flowers in late spring. Suitable for all climates except tropical zones. Philadelphus’ beautifully fragrant flowers come in both singles and doubles and they make a lovely specimen shrub or can be pruned into an informal hedge.

How to grow philadelphus in a garden

  1. Choose a sunny spot with well drained soil. Enrich the soil with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser.  In areas with heavy or clay soil, to help improve soil structure and drainage, add gypsum and mix in well.
  2. Dig the planting hole twice as wide and to the same depth as the root-ball. Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
  3. Position in hole and backfill with soil, gently firming down. Water in well.
  4. Mulch around the base with organic mulch like bark chips, sugarcane or pea straw, keeping it away from the trunk.
  5. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  6. Feed in autumn and spring with Yates Dynamic Lifter Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser to promote strong root development, healthy foliage and lots of colourful flowers.

     
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Growing tips

  • Prune back after flowering

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