lluminati Arch® Mockorange Philadelphus coronarius
Old-fashioned charm, modern day performance!
Mock orange has long been beloved for its romantic white flowers, full of a sweet, orange blossom fragrance. But mock oranges were a bit ratty and messy, not really garden-worthy plants. Illuminati Arch® mock orange changes that! Enjoy the elegant, arching habit, sweetly fragrant flowers, and handsome, clean foliage that looks great all season. Imagine a fragrant hedge, or a striking specimen - or plant in your perennial garden and bring back those memories of Grandma's garden!
Top reasons to grow Illuminati Tower mock orange:
- Better foliage all season makes a cleaner, more handsome plant
- Elegant arching branches
- Lots and lots of fragrant white flowers in early summer
Top reasons to grow Illuminati Arch 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 tolerant
Plant Type: Shrub
Shrub Type: Deciduous
Height Category: Medium
Garden Height: 48 Inches
Spacing: 48 Inches
Spread: 48 Inches
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Green
Foliage Shade: Dark green
Container Role: Thriller
Light Requirement: Part Sun to Sun, Sun
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: Old Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer, Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b
Water Category: Average
Soil PH Category: Neutral Soil
Uses: Border Plant, Container, Landscape
Illuminati Arch mockorange can be grown as a small specimen, flowering hedge, or in and amongst perennials and other plants in your landscape.
Illuminati Arch mockorange will need little pruning - it blooms on old wood, so any pruning you do wish to do should be done after flowering.
If you wish to fertilize, one application of a granular rose or garden fertilizer in early spring is sufficient.
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.