For stunning citrus fragrance in the garden, you can’t go wrong with the Mockorange. This late spring-blooming deciduous bush looks great when placed in the border, used in groups as screening or simply as a stand-alone specimen plant. They even make excellent cut flowers indoors. The blooming of this lovely shrub is short (only about a week or two), yet you can still enjoy the dark green foliage of the Mockorange for the rest of the growing season. Mockorange bushes come in many varieties, ranging in height from 4-8 ft. or more. They enjoy areas with full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Adding compost to the soil will help improve most issues. Annual pruning will keep the plant looking good and help with maintaining its shape. Since the shrub blooms on the previous year’s growth, pruning needs to be done soon after the blooming period in early summer. Simply prune off the growth just above the outer-facing buds on stems that have finished flowering. Overgrown shrubs can be pruned back by a third, though this may reduce flowering next season.
Snowbelle Mockorange is a dwarf upright rounded shrub with small dense leaves. Fragrant white double carnation like flowers bloom in early summer. Most prolific bloomer of all Mockoranges. Great for any landscape border.
Height: 3-4 ft.
Spread: 3 ft.
Sun Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade