Mock Orange's white flowers look and smell like those of the orange, with a hint of jasmine in the scent. It is an excellent ornamental shrub. People love the contrast between its flowers and dark green leaves.
Mock Orange is suitable for planting alone or in groups as a hedge or privacy screen.
These one year old seedlings are Lewis Mock Oranges(Philadelphus lewisii), which are extremely similar to our normal Sweet Mock Orange(Philadelphus coronarius). These, however, are slightly shorter growing and are a native Alberta species.
Zone: 4a Height: 3 m (11 ft) Spread: 3 m (11 ft) Moisture: any Light: partial shade, full sun Flowers: fragrant large white flowers bloom in may and early june Bark: dark brown, shreds with age Growth rate: medium Life span: medium