Thursday’s Feature: Philadelphus coronarius

A beautiful shrub is flowering in my garden right now: Philadelphus coronarius, also known as Mock-Orange, flowers in June here and is quite something…

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Unfortunately this cultivar has practically no scent, unlike many other Philadelphus. So if you are planning on buying one, make sure it is fragranced. The flowers alone are, however, worthy of a spot in any garden.

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This particular shrub is about 3 metres tall and about 3 metres wide. It was probably planted when this house was built, over 30 years ago. I have pruned it very cautiously a few times. This year it will need a lot of old wood removing, but even of it is not so spectacular next year it will help growth long-term.

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The overhanging branches laden with flowers look lovely in the front garden as I come up our hill. Especially if there is some blue sky behind them.

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Here are a few more images of it. Enjoy!

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Today I am joining Kimberley again at Cosmos and Cleome for her meme ‘Thursday’s Feature’. Please join us in featuring a plant each Thursday, so we can see what grows in other parts of the world too!