Double White Mock Orange Plants

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Misc Shrub
Shade Full Sun, Partial Shade
Area Coastal Areas, Scotland & The North
Soil Good, Well Drained, Acidic, Alkaline/Chalky
Colour White/Cream
Type Hedging, Screening
Also Good Fragrant
Flowering Jun, Jul

Philadelphus Virginal

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Philadelphus Virginal Hedging: Bareroot Plants

A Mock Orange with fully double blossom, Philadelphus Virginal is a strong growing, deciduous shrub, covered in large, lovely white flowers in June. It is far and away the best double philadelphus growing in the UK, and we sell the single flowered, also scented variety, Belle Etoile, which is better for bees. See our selection of garden shrubs or view our full range of hedging.

Left to its own devices, Virginal is a large bush about 3m tall and close to the same across. It clips well and is often used as a highly effective, flamboyant once a year, informal hedging plant.

These are bareroot plants, delivered in the winter between November-April.


  • Handsome double white flowers.
  • Max Height: 3m
  • Scent: Sweet Orange-y Citrus
  • Flowering: June, into July, probably less than 8 weeks overall.
  • Any well drained, fertile soil, including chalk and clay.
  • Very hardy, grows on the coast & inner city.
  • Bareroot Delivery Only Nov-March

Growing Philadelphus

It is very hardy and will grow on the coast or central Manchester roadside, and while partial shade is fine, it does like its sun for the best flower display. It likes fertile, well drained soil, so improve it well with compost, or, if you are on heavy clay, break it up but don't chuck in more than a few handfuls of organic matter, and then in either case, be diligent about applying a rich mulch every spring. Clay is great, as long as it isn't waterlogged in winter.

Trim them after flowering, cutting back to strong buds.

Older plants have a tendency to get sparse at the base. You can hard prune them to regenerate growth there, or you could grow something like lavender to mask their feet, so to speak.
As a mature specimen bush, cut out about one quarter, 25%, of the oldest stems every year, to encourage more productive new growth.

Resistant to honey fungus.

Spacing a Philadelphus hedge:
Informal hedging for these bushy plants, 2 plants per metre at 50cms intervals.

Philadelphus in your Garden

This shrub makes a fantastic specimen at the back of a sunny border, For a more dramatic effect, you can use it as a host for a large flowered clematis to contrast with the white orange blossom and to extend the season of interest.

Did You Know?

It was discovered in a garden in 1907, a hybrid of P. lemoinei.

Bees: Note that plants that have been cultivated to have double flowers generally aren't as much use to bees and other insects as the more wild, single flowered species or cultivars.

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Bareroot planting is best done between November and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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