Philadelphus caucasicus 'Aureus'
mock orange 'Aureus'
An upright, medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves bright yellow when young, later greener. Flowers 2.5cm in width, creamy-white, with a strong, heavy scent, in early summer
Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height5–10 years
Ultimate spread1–1.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
South–facing or North–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
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
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in moist but well-drained to well-drained soil in sun or partial shade; well suited to a woodland setting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
- Flower borders and beds
May be susceptible to aphids
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