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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Upper Garden

  • Hardiness Zones


    Mock oranges are common in older gardens, although they are regaining popularity with the introduction of dwarf and double-flowering cultivars. Richly fragrant, they offer a profusion of star-shaped flowers with yellow centers.

    Latin Name

    Philadelphus coronarius


    Family

    Hydrangeaceae


    Also Known As

    English Dogwood


    Type of Plant

    Shrub

    Bloom Season

    May - June


    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 8'
    Max Spread: 8'

    Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Southern Europe


    History

    Washington planted a mock orange near the north necessary in 1785.


    Other Details

    Grown by Washington

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