Tree form mock orange - Knowledgebase Question

Lone Tree, CO
Question by jkgustafson
July 20, 2006
Are you familiar with a tree form of the mock orange? What information can you give me about the plant?


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Answer from NGA
July 20, 2006

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A tree form of Mock Orange is relatively new to the market. One of the really outstanding late spring to early summer flowering deciduous shrubs is mock orange, Philadelphus virginalis and of the many species of mock orange, this is by far the most popular. Its popularity is due in part to its very pleasant fragrance and attractive white flowers.

It is an outstanding shrub variety that has been trimmed and professionally trained for tree form, making it unusual and unique. The tree form that will grow from 5 to 8 feet tall.

Its fresh bright green foliage is an attractive background for its pure white flowers. This in part, along with its fragrance, is why this is such a popular plant. The rather stiff, yet graceful branches and prolific flowers are also excellent as indoor cut flowers.

Mock orange has many uses in the landscape and this tree form is especially enjoyable when grown near a walkway, patio or driveway where you can enjoy its beauty and fragrance.

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