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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.
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Other common names
mock orange 'Belle Etoile'
Philadelphus × lemoinei 'Belle Etoile'
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
'Belle Etoile' is a compact medium-sized deciduous shrub of arching growth with ovate leaves; highly-scented single white flowers to 5cm in width, tinged purple in the centre, in late spring and early summer
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
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
Propagate by softwood or hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Low Maintenance Flower borders and beds
Pruning Pruning group 2
Pests Aphids may be a problem
May be affected by powdery mildews
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mock orange 'Belle Etoile'
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