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Philadelphus mexicanus (Mexican mock orange)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Philadelphus mexicanus

Other names

Mexican mock orange

Genus

Philadelphus Philadelphus

Species

P. mexicanus - P. mexicanus is a tender, spreading, evergreen shrub with pendent, bristly stems bearing ovate, sparsely toothed, mid- to bright green leaves and single, cup-shaped, strongly fragrant, creamy-white flowers in summer.


Philadelphus mexicanus is: Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Spreading

Flower

White, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Powdery mildew Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Philadelphus mexicanus (Mexican mock orange) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full or bright filtered light. Water freely & feed monthly in growth. In frost-free areas, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Philadelphus mexicanus

Other names

Mexican mock orange

Genus

Philadelphus Philadelphus

Species

P. mexicanus - P. mexicanus is a tender, spreading, evergreen shrub with pendent, bristly stems bearing ovate, sparsely toothed, mid- to bright green leaves and single, cup-shaped, strongly fragrant, creamy-white flowers in summer.

Native to

Mexico

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

The flowers are strongly fragrant.

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

White, Cream in Summer

Foliage

Mid-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Powdery mildew

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 2

Propagation methods

Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Philadelphus mexicanus (Mexican mock orange) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Coastal, Beds and borders, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Under glass, grow in loam-based compost in full or bright filtered light. Water freely & feed monthly in growth. In frost-free areas, grow in moderately fertile, well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 11, Zone 10, Zone 9

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Philadelphus mexicanus (Mexican mock orange)

Common pest name

Japanese fruit scale; Mulberry scale; White peach scale

Scientific pest name

Pseudaulacaspis pentagona

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Scale insect which in favourable conditions may kill trees. There have been a number of findings in the UK but some uncertainty about whether the pest is established. Stakeholder organisations may wish to monitory for its presence.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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