Mock Orange: Sun or Shade? - Knowledgebase Question

San Jose, CA
Question by ginmensor
June 17, 2001
I've seen various recommendations for mock orange. Some say it should receive full sun, and others say to plant it in the shade. Which is the best place for it?

Answer from NGA
June 17, 2001


Mock orange (Philadelphus) is reasonably adaptable. It thrives in full sunshine in most gardens but appreciates partial afternoon shade in the hottest climates.

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