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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
Mexican mock orange
Philadelphus are deciduous shrubs with simple, opposite leaves and bowl-shaped, usually fragrant flowers which may be solitary or in small panicles or racemes in summer
P.mexicanus is a spreading, evergreen shrubto 2mwith arching branches and oval leaves up to 10cm long. Creamy-white, strongly-scented, cup-shaped flowers are produced singly or in threes along the branches in summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Grow in moist but well-drained to well-drained soil in sun or partial shade; well suited to a woodland setting in a mild area
Propagate by softwood or hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Flower borders and beds
City & Courtyard Gardens Cottage & Informal Garden
Pruning Pruning group 2
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be affected by powdery mildews
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