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botanical name:
Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus'
Philadelphus coronarius 'Aureus' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Golden mock orange
family:  Hydrangeaceae
characteristics: shrub, scented/aromatic
height: 1.80m
width: 1.80m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: yellow
flower colour: white
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -25°C
USDA zone: 5 to 8
description:
Bright yellow leaves in spring, ageing to greenish yellow. Creamy white scented flowers in early summer.
Foliage may scorch in strong direct sunlight.

cultivation:
Any moderately fertile, well drained soil, preferably in part shade as the foliage tends to scorch in strong sunlight.
Prune after flowering by cutting back shoots to a strong bud and on established plants, remove about a quarter of the old stems at the base.


propagation:
Softwood cuttings in summer or hardwood cuttings in autumn and winter.

other notes:
RHS AGM
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