This biannual flowering shrub has become a favourite shrub of mine. I inherited it, as it was well established when I moved here just over three years ago. I’ve been keeping an eye on it and have noticed it puts on around two to three feet a year.
It smells gorgeous; woody and herbal.
The flowers are white and you get them in spring and late summer.
You can prune back after flowering in spring, but you’ll lose a quantity of your summer blooms.
This year we did minimal pruning and you can see the blooms are intact and ready to flower. This one is in partial shade:
Mexican orange needs regular pruning to keep it from outgrowing the border; this shrub tends to stay soft and pliable so it would be great in a small space, as long as pruned regularly. Does have woody areas when established.
Makes a nice addition to your cut flowers.
Butterflies love this shrub.
I went for a walk in the rain after leaving this in my drafts box and what did I find but three in Thornbury Garden Centre.