ILLUMINATI TOWER®

Mockorange

Philadelphus coronarius

'SMNPVG'

pp#31,865; cbraf

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  • Unique habit
  • Space saving
  • Fragrant
Description

A new twist on an old-fashioned favorite.

Selected for its narrow, columnar habit and unique four-sided "tower" effect, Illuminati Tower mockorange ensures new uses for this beloved flowering shrub. Early summer brings hundreds of fragrant white flowers along the dramatically upright branches, each nestled within handsome dark green foliage. 

Awards
2019 Direct Gardening Association Green Thumb Award
USDA Zone
4 - 7 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
3 - 4'
Width
1.5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Not finicky about soil, though best growth and flowering is in well-drained soils with even moisture.

Pruning

Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering if desired or required. Benefits from periodic rejuvenation pruning.

Uses

Perennial beds; mixed borders; foundation plantings.

Growing Tips

Grows in part shade, but flowering and fragrance are best with a minimum of 6 hours of sun.