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Sweet Mock Orange

Do not mock Mock Orange as it is an excellent Texas adapted tree.

Mock Orange

Philadelphus coronarius

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.

Landscape Companions:

Texas Native: Yes, plant is Texas native.


Wildlife habitat:



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.



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Posted by Reed

  1. Carol J. Goeser January 9, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    Where can I buy orange blossom seeds? Thank you,


    Carol J. Goeser.