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Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' (Mock orange)

Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' Photo/Illustration: Daryl Beyers


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' fil-ah-DEL-fus kor-on-AR-ee-us Common Name: Mock orange Genus: Philadelphus
Mock orange is an upright, deciduous shrub grown for its very fragrant, creamy white flowers that bloom in early summer. 'Aureus' has golden yellow leaves in spring that turn yellow-green in summer. Use in a shrub border or woodland garden.
Noteworthy characteristics: Golden-yellow leaves in spring. Very fragrant flowers.
Care: Provide moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun or part shade. Prune after flowering by cutting back flowering shoots to strong buds. On older plants, one-third to one-fifth of old shoots may be cut back to the base. 
Propagation: Softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn or winter.
Problems: Scale insects, rust, gray mold, powdery mildew, and fungal spots are common.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Clumps
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Fragrant Flowers; Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Screening, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Shrubs

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