What we see and really feel once we’re in a backyard is just half the equation; scent is simply as important to our general expertise.  Recognized for its heavenly perfume, Philadelphus x virginalis or Double Mock-orange is a vigorous, deciduous shrub with oval foliage and enormous clusters of charming, fluffy white flowers showing in late spring and early summer time.

Supreme as border shrubs or casual hedging, at round 3m in top x 1.5m, Philadelphus x virginalis has mid to apple inexperienced, serrated leaves, turning butter yellow earlier than falling in autumn. Double Mock-orange makes a fragile lower flower, its semi-double flowers smelling sweetly of roses with citrus notes.

As an added bonus to their extraordinary scent, they’re straightforward to develop and take care of too. Tolerant of a variety of situations corresponding to frost and drought, they like protected full solar to semi shade in reasonably fertile to wealthy nicely drained soil. We advocate watering to determine after which preserving moist by means of summer time and when in energetic development.

A backyard’s scent is definitely one thing we think about when producing our backyard designs. Double Mock-orange was an early choice for our Armadale backyard design mission and a plant we advocate time and time once more. Add this magnificence to your backyard and it’s one that everybody will ask after as they wander by means of.

 

Double Mock-Orange featured by Ian Barker Gardens in Garden Notebook Edition 29