Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'

Philadelphus coronarius ‘Aureus’

Mock orange

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

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Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'
  • Common name: Mock orange
  • Family: Hydrangeaceae
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Deciduous
Flower colour:

White

Foliage colour:

Golden

Mock orange, Philadelphus, is a popular, handsome shrub, grown for its masses of white blooms that fill the air with fragrance in late spring and summer. These contrast beautifully with dark green foliage.

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Philadelphus ‘Aureus’ is an upright mock orange cultivar with foliage that is yellow when young, maturing to an apple green. It bears fragrant single blooms, which make it particularly well suited to growing in a large container or in the ground near a path or seating area. For best results grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. To keep plants in shape, cut back flowered shoots to a strong buds every year after flowering.

How to grow Philadelphus 'Aureus'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    1.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do not Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do not Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does not flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does flower in June

Plant does flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do not Take cuttings in January

Do not Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do not Take cuttings in May

Do not Take cuttings in June

Do not Take cuttings in July

Do not Take cuttings in August

Do not Take cuttings in September

Do not Take cuttings in October

Do not Take cuttings in November

Do not Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Philadelphus 'Aureus' and wildlife

Philadelphus 'Aureus' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Philadelphus 'Aureus' poisonous?

Philadelphus 'Aureus' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

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