Description: An improved form of the double flowered mock orange. Noted for the pure white double flowers which are produced in large clusters in summer through June and July which are exquisitely scented and so ideally need to be planted near to a pathway so their scent can be fully appreciated. A strong growing plant with soft green leaves on arching stems through summer which turn yellow before dropping in autumn. Easy to grow and each garden needs a Philadelphus!
Uses: Useful in many border plantings or for landscape planting. Look good when grown with roses especially soft pink for a soft cottage feel.
Climate/Position: Sun to partial shade
Height/Spread: 2.5 metres
Soil Requirements: Any soil even on poor chalk soils.
Pruning: Prune immediately after flowering. This may be trimming back the flowering shoots or for regeneration of older plnats then cut back one third of the oldest stems to near the base to encourage new shoots.
Additional Interest: This form was introduced from Germany in 1949