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DESCRIPTION: A native selection from the Waterton Lakes area in Southern Alberta. Hybridized by the Alberta Horticultural Research Station in Brooks, Alberta. Very showy clusters of single white flowers in early summer. The flowers have a heavy, sweet scent similar to orange blossoms with a hint of pineapple.
BOTANICAL NAME: Philadelphus lewisii 'Waterton'
OTHER NAMES: Lewis Mockorange
AVERAGE MATURE HEIGHT: 2 Meters
AVERAGE MATURE SPREAD: 1.5 Meters
SUN EXPOSURE: Full sun to partial shade
FLOWER COLOUR: White
FLOWERING TIME: Early summer
FOLIAGE COLOUR: Light green
COLD HARDINESS: Zone 2 ( Should survive up to -42.7° Celsius )
WATER NEEDS: Average
OTHER FEATURES: Attracts Butterflies, Deer Resistant, Fragrant, Native
Waterton Mockorange features showy clusters of fragrant white flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour.
Waterton Mockorange is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Waterton Mockorange is recommended for the following landscape applications:
Planting & Growing
Waterton Mockorange will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 7 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments.
*We must be contacted within 7 days of delivery and plants must be taken care of, unplanted and watered until we can pick them up.
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