University of Illinois Extension
University of Illinois Extension - Selecting Shrubs for Your Home
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Sweet Mockorange
Philadelphus coronarius
Sweet Mockorange form
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease


Leaf spot, powdery mildew, and aphids are possible, but seldom serious.
Hardiness Zone: 4 - 8 
Mature Height: 10-12 Feet
Mature Width: 10-12 Feet
Features: Fragrant white flowers in spring
Culture: Full sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soils are best; tolerates alkaline soil.
Cultivars:
  • 'Aureus'- Yellow foliage, turning to yellow green in summer.
  • 'Variegatus' - Green leaves with a creamy white border.
Mature Form: Upright, rounded, often with arching branches
Native To: Europe
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Massing
Naturalizing
Use for: Screen.Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
Yellow
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes: Annual pruning is needed to keep the plant in good shape.

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