Philadelphus coronarius

Philadelphus coronarius

Planted in open forest and at end of workshop in 2007.

Sweet Mock Orange, English Dogwood

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Family: Hydrangeaceae

Genus: Philadelphus

Species: coronarius

Type: Shrub

Height: 8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing: 6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness: USDA Zone 4a to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

Sun Exposure: Sun

Sun Exposure to: Partial Shade

Bloom Color: White/Near White

Foliage: Decidious

Soil pH from: 6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Soil pH to: 8.1 to 8.5 (strongly alkaline)

Propagation Methods: By dividing the rootball. From woody stem cuttings. By simple layering

Seed: Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Otherdetails: Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater. Flowers are fragrant

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