Philadelphus coronarius, Sweet Mock Orange, English Dogwood
Common Names: Sweet Mock Orange, English Dogwood
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 10′ – 14′
Spacing/Spread: 6′ – 10′
Evergreen: No, Plant is deciduous.
Color: White blooms .
Interest: Spring Flowers.
Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native.
Extra: WARNING, SHARP SPIKES.
Features: A great deer resistant flowering tree. White blooms smell great. Medium growing Texas adapted tree.
Austin Native Landscaping: “Do not mock Mock Orange as it is an excellent Texas adapted tree. This fast growing shrub will turn eventually in to a small and handsome tree. At spring time, Mock Orange’s big white flowers will offer exquisitely pleasant smell. It is somewhat drought resistant once established, disease and pest free and is highly deer resistant. Small flowering, deer resistant tree that is also low maintenance? Mock Orange is definitely worth a consideration. Are you mocking now?”
Family: Hydrangeaceae (Pronounced – hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Philadelphus (Pronounced – fil-uh-DEL-fuss)
Species: coronarius (Pronounced – kor-oh-NAR-ee-us)
Propagation: Woody stem cuttings, Root ball division, Layering.