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Philadelphus coronarius Aureus


Mock Orange

Lime yellow foliage and small highly scented white flowers

A 'Mock Orange', Coronarius is a prolific green-leaved shrub that reaches six to ten feet tall when mature. The leaves turn golden-yellow in late Summer and Autumn. In Spring it produces small yellow flowers.


Choose a position in full sunlight or partial shade making sure that the soil is fairly moist but free draining.


Plant in the garden and cut back up to a third of the established stems once the flowering period is over.

Take cuttings in late Summer and Autumn ready to cultivate over Winter and plant in early Spring.

Plant details

In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental shrub
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available April - September
Season of interest Summer
Flowering June - August
Evergreen No
Plant height 150 cm - 250 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 150 cm
Fragrant flowers Yes
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 130 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H6

Will perform best in these conditions

Property Value
Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole, with the top of the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year.

Planting site Coastal or drought resistant, Flower border and beds

Typically available

From April to September