For stunning citrus fragrance in the garden, you can’t go wrong with the mock orange shrub. This late spring blooming deciduous bush looks great and requires little care. Read this article for more info on mock oranges. Philadelphus virginalis
NATIVE. Mock Orange - Philadelphus x virginalis. Beautiful, extremely fragrant double white flowers on a fountain-like form. Striking landscape specimen. Useful as a screen or informal hedge. Effective background plant. Fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
Mock orange is a versatile old garden shrubs that you can place almost anywhere; it will even flower in deep shade, but it likes full sun. Showy 2" white cupped orange blossom scented flowers, bloom in May/June.The versatility and fragrance must certainly be the reasons gardeners choose mock orange, it certainly isn’t for its fountain-like irregular shape. This deciduous shrub grows quickly to 10’ in both height and width. Drought tolerant once established.