Plant spacing is based on the ultimate width of the plants. This figure is normally given as a range; for example, 3-5’. If you live in a cold climate and/or want plants to fill in more quickly, plan to space at the shorter end of the range. If you live in a warm climate, are on a limited budget, or are willing to wait longer for plants to touch, use the higher end of the range. Using the larger number is recommended when calculating distance from a building or structure. There’s really no such thing as "maximum spacing": if you don’t want your plants to touch, you can space them as far apart as you’d like. All plant spacing is calculated on center, or in other words, the centers of the plants are spaced one half of their eventual width apart:
Unless you are planting in a straight line, as you might for hedges or edging, space your plants in a staggered or zig-zag pattern for a more interesting and naturalistic look:
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DescriptionThick, handsome leaves set Illuminati Arch® apart from the typical Philadelphus crowd! Vigorous foliage keeps this variety looking handsome with and without flowers. However, its luxurious and fluffy white blooms are really something to behold. Arching branches hold them in cascades and fill the spring air with the classic mock orange scent beloved by many. This is truly a garden jewel; not only is it low maintenance and not particular about what type of soil its planted in, but it also attracts pollinators with ease and makes a great cut flower. Beauty and utility are truly combined in Illuminati Arch®.DetailsBotanical name: Philadelphus coronarius 'SMNPBD' Patent: PP 32,395 Common name: Mock orange Zone: 4 - 7 Sun exposure: Sun (> 6 hours sun) to part sun (4-6 hours sun) Height x width: 4' tall and wide Flower color: White Foliage color: Green Season of interest: Spring Bloom time: Spring Features: Space savers, rare & unusual, rabbit resistant, proven winners, ground covers, fragrant, drought tolerant, deer resistant, cold tolerant Uses: Flower gardens, landscaping, edging, ground cover, slopes, mixed borders, foundation plantings. How To GrowSoil: Plant in any well-drained spot. It can take some dryness but blooms last longer if the plant does not dry out in spring. Light: Placement in full sun is best for producing the most flowers and the most fragrance. Part shade is okay and is especially acceptable in warmer areas. Water: Enjoys average treatment; even moisture is best. Space: 4 feet apart Fertilizing: Little fertilizer is required. Winterizing: No special treatment is required. Maintenance: Blooms on old wood, which means that any pruning should be done after bloom.
I am very pleased to report that my plants are rapidly growing, and this summer produced their first round blooms. I have several of these in a row and am really happy with my purchase.
very healthy and good size Mock Orange
This plant is doing well so far.
S.S. (New York)
Sorry but I don't recall receiving this MOCK ORANGE.
Healthy on receipt, growing quickly!
These arrived small, but abundantly healthy. I planted them immediately and they are thriving and have lots of new growth. I am excited to own them and look forward to next year’s fragrant blooms. I live in a community where many of the online nurseries are based, and cannot get these locally!
Great so far!
Very impressed with how it was packed! The plants arrived safe and sound. They have started to grow a bit but as with all perennials the 2nd year is always better.