Plant Names... Botanical name: Philadelphus coronarius Common name: Sweet mock orange, Garland spindle Also known as:
Plant Type... Plant botanical type: Shrub
Use For... Wall cover, Structural, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant Deer notes: Protect from deer when young if in vulnerable area Wall notes: East, South, West facing
Description... This vigorous shrub comes into its own in June when it produces masses of creamy-white, richly scented flowers that weigh down the branches. The sweet floral fragrance is best enjoyed in the garden, as indoors its intensity can be overpowering.
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Planting your new plant
Water the plant thoroughly when you get it home, and plant out as soon as possible. Make the hole for the plant larger that the pot it is in and the same depth. When removing the plant from the pot, squeeze the sides of the pot to loosen it. Loosen the roots of the plant, put the plant in the hole spreading the roots to encourage them to grow outwards. Fill round the edges of the rootball with soil to the same level as the surrounding soil.
Care for your plant
Plants in containers need plant food to thrive when in growth. Seek advice from your retailer regarding best product(s). Follow the packet instructions when applying plant food. Remove fading flowers to encourage fresh ones.
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