Philadelphus coronarius Illuminati Tower
Philadelphus 'Illuminati Tower' photo courtesy of Spring Meadow Nursery

Mock Orange

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. The common name, mockorange, derives from the fragrance of the flowers, which does indeed resemble orange blossoms, although this plant can grow in far colder climates than actual citrus.

  • Height: 91-122 cm (36-48 in)
  • Spread: 45 cm (1.5 ft)
  • Hardiness: Zone 4-7
  • Sun or Shade: minimum four hours of direct sun
  • Leaf Colour: green
  • Bloom Colour: white
  • Critter Resistance: deer
  • Nature Attraction: bees and butterflies

Growing and Maintenance Tips

Mockorange grows best in areas with full sun to partial shade and moist, well-drained soil. Adding compost to the soil will help improve most issues. 'Illuminati Tower' Mockorange will need little pruning - it blooms on old wood, so any pruning should be done after flowering.

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