PHILADELPHUS (MOCK ORANGE)
The well-loved mock orange, which bears very fragrant flowers, is often incorrectly called “syringa”, the latin name of the lilac. Plant in a goodfrom October to February. Prune after flowering by removing some of the old flowered shoots.
Philadelphia coronarius, 10 ft., a leafy shrub with small, creamy-white, very fragrant flowers in early June.
P.c. Aureus, 5 to 8 ft., greenish-gold leaves and white flowers.
P. purpureo-maculatus, 6 to 8 ft. or more, white flowers with purple-blotched centres. The largest flowers are found among the hybrids, and the following kinds, which unlike some hybrids have a true strong fragrance, are recommended:
Beauclerk, 6 to 8 ft., white flowers with purple centres.
Belle Etoile, 6 to 8 ft., white flowers with purple centres.
Enchantment, 6 to 8 ft., double white flowers.
Sybille, 6 to 8 ft., bearing white flowers with purple centres on arching branches.