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Mock orange (Philadelphus) 'Belle Etoile'
Mock orange (Philadelphus) 'Belle Etoile'

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Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'

Mock Orange
Hydrangeaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs, Flowers

PHILADELPHUS

Grown for white or cream-colored, usually fragrant flowers that bloom in late spring or early summer. Blossoms are four petaled, typically 1–2 in.wide; they range from single to fully double. Plants are generally large and vigorous, with fountainlike form. Oval, 2–4-in.- long leaves (typically medium green in color) are arranged in pairs along the stems. Prune every year just after bloom, cutting out oldest wood and surplus shoots at base. To rejuvenate, cut to the ground. Taller types are striking planted in lawns and as background and corner plantings; smaller kinds can be used near foundations or planted as low screens or informal hedges. Buy this plant in bloom to check for best fragrance. Not fussy about soil type but must have good drainage.

Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'

This popular shrub grows 5–6 ft. tall and 8 ft. wide. Fringed, maroon-centered,single flowers to 2 1/2 in. across are wonderfullyfragrant. May be offered as a selection of P. × lemoinei.

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