Philadelphus coronarius 'Variegatus' (v)
variegated mock orange
A medium-sized deciduous shrub with ovate leaves broadly margined cream. Flowers 2.5cm in width, creamy-white, very strongly scented, opening in early summer
SynonymsPhiladelphus coronarius 'Bowles's Variety'
Philadelphus caucasicus 'Variegatus'
see morePhiladelphus coronarius 'E.A. Bowles'
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Ultimate height1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread1.5–2.5 metres
MoistureMoist but well–drained, Well–drained
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–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
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How to grow
Grows well in a woodland setting in sun or partial shade
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Cottage and informal garden
- City and courtyard gardens
- Low Maintenance
- Hedging and screens
- Flower borders and beds
May be susceptible to aphids
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