mock orange


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Related to mock orange: Philadelphus coronarius

mock orange:

see saxifragesaxifrage
, common name for several members of the Saxifragaceae, a family of widely varying herbs, shrubs, and small trees of cosmopolitan distribution. They are found especially in north temperate zones and include many arctic and alpine species.
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mock orange

1. any shrub of the genus Philadelphus, esp P. coronarius, with white fragrant flowers that resemble those of the orange: family Philadelphaceae
2. any other shrub or tree that resembles the orange tree
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Shrubs and Vines: Autumn clematis, February daphne, common lilac, mock orange, rose, viburnum snowball, summer-sweet.
WHITE FLOWERING SHRUBS Choose sturdy, old-fashioned bridal wreath spirea (Spiraea) and fragrant mock orange (Philadelphus) for a romantic, blowsy white garden.
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Now when we go down the garden in the spring instead of lilac bushes, laburnum and mock orange trees we shall see rows of line posts and washing lines.
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Propagate shrubs such as forsythia, mock orange and hydrangea by layering them.
Shrubs that are easy to move include camellia, Mexican orange blossom (Choisya ternata), dogwood, broom, heather, forsythia, fuchsia, hebe, spiraea, rosemary, mock orange (Philadelphus), kerria and hydrangea.
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"He meant the giant, spiky shrub at the bottom of the drive and the straggly mock orange next to it.'' There was a momentary pause while he absorbed this information.