The Philadelphus 'Little White Love' is possibly one of the most scented of garden plants, and one that will guarantee to gain attention from visitors. More commonly known as 'Mock Orange' thanks to its easily recognisable delicious citrus fragrance.
From spring to early summer, large, soft-green leaves cover the upright stems, making the perfect foil for other, more colourful flowers. Then, from May onwards, the 'Little White Love' buds burst into huge clusters of beautiful snowy-white double blooms, smothering the tree from top to toe and releasing its delectable scent.
Thankfully the spectacle does not stop there - as the blooms finish, they shed their petals like a snowstorm, carpeting the ground with their discarded beauty.
It is an ideal plant for a large container on your patio, but make sure you position it near your house so that the gorgeous scent can drift into your home and be enjoyed indoors too. This Philadelphus also offers huge versatility working well in both a formal planting scheme and cottage style garden.
'Little White Love' is fully hardy and prefers moist well-drained soil. Ensure you plant this beauty in a spot where your shrub will benefit from full sun or partial shade.
Supplied as 3 x established plants in 9cm pots, ready to plant.
What Is Supplied
Item 511392 supplied as:
Supplied as 3 x 9cm pots, ready to plant
Prune after flowering, in late summer and remove one in four stems down to ground level.
- Position in a sunny spot and plant in fertile, well-drained soil.
- Mulch around the roots in spring with a deep layer of well-rotted garden compost or manure.
- Prune in late summer, immediately after flowering, removing one in four of the older stems to ground level to promote rejuvenation.