Mock Orange - bare root
Bare Root - Philadelphus lewisii
This open shrub branches freely and quickly to attain heights of 4-10.' It is extremely adaptable to soil and light conditions, very drought tolerant and requires minimal attention once established. It can take full sun to partial shade, and does just fine with water that falls from the sky here in the Willamette Valley, though in the severe summers of late it will appreciate a few supplemental drops of moisture. You'll be rewarded with more lush flowers if you choose to give this extra pampering. In late spring, early summer for several weeks it covers itself with full clusters of large, snow-white flowers whose scent is positively intoxicating, reminiscent of orange blossoms. It is this perfume that gave it the common name of Mock Orange. To control size and keep flowers low on the shrub, prune
oldest individual canes to the base after flowering. Highly
recommended for the shrub border;
Drought-tolerant, sun to part-shade/sun, Food source for native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.
nectar source for butterflies