Sweet mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Sweet mockorange
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Sweet mockorange (Philadelphus coronarius)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 12 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
8 to 10 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
stiff, rounded, upright, arching, leggy shrub; 10-12’ tall; 8-10’ wide; fast grower; coarse texture; no fall color; pure white, very fragrant flowers in late spring; full sun; prefers a fertile, organic soil, pH adaptable, prefers a moist, well-drained soil; intolerant to road salt; tends to have a lot of dead wood inside shrub so needs thinning; do not shear; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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