This variegated form offers sensational foliage—green edged in creamy white—in addition to pure white flowers with a fragrance so wonderful you can't get enough of it. Grows to 6′ and has a tight habit, making it a good choice for smaller gardens, too. 'Icezam' PP 25,565
The 65 species and countless hybrids of Philadelphus are undemanding, free flowering, and possessed of a sweet fragrance that perfumes entire sections of our gardens in early summer. Most Mock Oranges are erect growers, arching more or less with age. They like full sun, though they'll tolerate light shade, and well-drained soil.
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HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
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Philadelphus flowers in June with a heady fragrance of orange blossoms that fills the air. Has upright growth that is arching near the top.
CULTURE: Plant Mock Orange in full sun or part shade and average, well-drained garden soil. Space 6′ apart. Fertilize lightly, once a year only, in early spring, with any good organic fertilizer. Few insect or disease problems.
GROWTH: Fast; 25″ or more a year under good growing conditions.
SUGGESTED USE: Combine with Syringa for a fragrant shrubbery, in mixed borders or any fragrant garden.
PRUNING: When plant matures, cut out at ground level a few of the oldest canes each year in late winter/early spring. To shape it cut back flowered shoots to strong buds, right after bloom.