Western Mock Orange
Details6-7 ft. tall x 4-5 ft. wide (cutting propagated). Philadelphus lewisii (Western Mock Orange) covers itself with large, white, dogwood-like flowers in late spring, the fragrance of the flowers is a delight. This native shrub does best in compost-enriched garden soil. Plant it along the side of the house where the sweet perfume of the bush can be enjoyed. Our plants of this species are grown from seed collected in Adams Co., ID.
|Common Name||Western Mock Orange|
|Botanical Name||Philadelphus lewisii|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun, Morning Sun & Afternoon Shade|
|Mature Height||6-7 ft. tall|
|Mature Spread||4-5 ft. wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to early summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer, Fall|
|Soil Type||Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20", 20 to 30", 30 to 40"|
|Advantages||Deer Resistant, Attract Butterflies, Attract Hummingbirds, Bee Friendly, Easy to grow, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native, Good for Erosion Control, Low Maintenance, Good for Hedge / Screen|
|Ideal Region||Anywhere In The US|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
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To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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