PlantsMock Oranges→Mock Orange (Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Plant Spread: 3-4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

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Location: in my gardenDate: 2017-05-10with ninebark leaves
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Location: My Property Sunset Zone 23 Sub-Tropical Southern CaliforniaDate: 2012-03-23
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2013-06-01
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2014-05-20
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Location: In my gardenDate: 2014-05-20
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Photo courtesy of Annie's Annuals and Perennials
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Date: 2010-06-26Photo courtesy of: Yoko Nekonomania
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Comments:
Posted by Calif_Sue (Sebastopol, CA - Zone 9a) on Apr 20, 2014 6:24 PM

The blooms appear on previous year's growth, so prune right after flowering. It can also be cut to the ground after flowering if shrub becomes scraggly looking or otherwise in need of rejuvenation. I just pruned mine in half and the new growth is now fuller and lusher than last year.

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Posted by Paintedtrillium (Southern Maine - Zone 6a) on Jun 4, 2020 10:24 PM

I've had this shrub for 20 - 25 years. I have never seen a bloom!

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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