I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Double White Mock Orange
Philadelphus Virginal Hedging
Sometimes known as Mock Orange, Philadelphus Virginal is a strong growing shrub that is covered in fragrant, fully double white blossom in June. It is far and away the best double philadelphus growing in the UK. This is a deciduous shrub that makes a fantastic specimen in a border or sunny corner. 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 period in which this is interesting in the garden.
Left to its own devices it makes a large bush about 3m tall and nearly the same across. So, if you do not have room for that then it makes an unusual but highly effective informal hedging plant.
If you prefer a single flowered variety, then we sell the scented - unusual for a single Philadelphus - Belle Etoile.
You can buy Philadelphus Virginal online from us as bareroot plants during the winter when we deliver it between November-April. In a hedge, we recommend planting at 50cms intervals.