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Eventual height and spread 75 cm - 1.5m
Use compost, bark humus, or manure when planting. In late spring, you can add more compost around the plant.
Drought tolerant once established
Dappled Shade, Full Sun, Partial Shade. Blossom more in full sun
Prune the shrubs immediately after the blooming period
Aphids, Greenfly, Blackfly
Generally disease free
Moist but well drained. Dig a deep hole!
Philadelphus is commonly named “Mock Orange” – this could trick you into thinking that they have orange blooms but in actual fact they are brilliant white. It’s masses of heavily scented flowers fill the air with fragrance in late-spring and summer. As a deciduous shrub, it loses its leaves each winter.
Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’Hermine’ is a compact, upright shrub that is well suited to growing in containers. To get the best from your Philadelphus ‘Manteau d’Hermine’, grow it in full sun or partial shade, planted in moist but well-drained soil. The bushes will blossom more if they’re in full sun. They are pretty drought-tolerant once they are established, don't let the soil dry out but avoid soaking it completely. When you plant Mock Orange, in spring or autumn, use manure, compost, or bark humus. Do not use a nitrogen-rich fertilizer; this can significantly increase leaf growth, which will hinder (or even stop!) blossom growth. And you don’t want to miss out on these beautiful flowers! Make sure you dig a deep hole if you are planting your own Mock Orange shrubs, you’ll need space to spread the roots out. Each year, immediately after flowering, you need to cut back the flowered shoots to keep it in shape and get good flowering the following year. Philadelphus don't need to be deadheaded because they only flower once a year.
Philadelphus plants are safe for pets and babies, and free from serious pests and disease, but they can get aphid problems.