Mock Orange in Shade?

hobbyctfarmerJuly 31, 2012


I was wondering if anybody has grown Mock Orange in shady conditions and actually had it grow to a decent height.

I am think of planting several as a privacy screen, but the location only gets 3 to 4 hours of sun per day.

Any thoughts?

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It might well grow to a good height as it seeks the light but in shade it is likely to be gangly and sparse and the flowering would not be so prolific.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2012 at 11:54AM
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qbush(6, NE MA)

I have two variegated Philadelphus growing in the shade of a building. They get afternoon sunlight, and always have a lovely crop of fragrant flowers. They are currently about 8' tall. That being said after 6 years, ish, they seem to have lost their variegation, and are quite leggy, leaning into the walkway toward the sun. I am planning on air layering one and moving the other to a sunnier location this fall, to see how they do. My pruning habits are limited to occasional bouquets, so more active, and timely pruning might result in a better shape.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2012 at 9:22AM
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