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By Pdb

Lancashire, United Kingdom Gb

I have had a Philadelphus Aureus Golden Mock Orange fir about 3 years and has never really flowered much. I am thinking of moving it as it is on a East facing wall but gets the sun for about 6 hrs.I was going to put it in a west facing direction. Should I leave alone or move it . And how big should they be. Thanks



Mock Orange is a shrub. It needs space to develop roots and plenty of water - perhaps it is too near the wall, so that it is too dry and cannot get roots down deep because of foundations?

West facing wall sounds good to me for it to flower. I would move it in October a little further from a wall and give it lots of feed next spring.

17 Aug, 2011


One reason why philadelphus don't flower is that they flower on second year growth so if you're pruning it in spring or after late summer it won't flower next year.

Once it does flower, prune immediately after flowering if required. I prefer to take out about one third of the brances each year so that it flowers well on the other two thirds next year.

17 Aug, 2011


Thanks for the pruning advise . Think I will move it in October also.

18 Aug, 2011

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