Illuminati Tower® Mock Orange

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A strongly vertical, columnar growth habit makes the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Illuminati Tower® Mock Orange (Philadelphus coronarius 'Smnpvg') a big hit in today's smaller gardens! Their erect branching and narrow habit bring a formal look! Just like a living exclamation point! You'll have plenty to choose from for perfumed floral arrangements!

In late spring, you'll be treated to hundreds of fragrant white flowers that are stacked upon each other all the way up the branch! Their scintillating citrus scent freshens your whole yard for weeks. Large, thick, dark green leaves are durable and cloak the branches from top to bottom.

Butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds adore the perfumed, citrusy-scented blooms! This is a classy, sophisticated shrub that is cold-hardy throughout USDA growing zones 3 to 7, Mock Orange grows a small, space-saving 3-4 feet in height at maturity and only spreads to 1-2 feet in width to create a gorgeous fragrant display.

Planting and Application:

These are lush and Illuminati Tower® Mockorange can be used as a pint-sized privacy screen. Use several of them as a low, fragrant hedge to help define your garden design. Space them 18 inches apart on center for a fast fill. Use in a Sensory Garden to delight yourself and your guests with wave after wave of fragrant flowers. Mockoranges are an old-fashioned favorite, and Illuminati Tower® is a selected cultivar that improves on the larger species with a tight growth habit.

Repeat them along the length of your mixed garden border. You'll appreciate their energetic sophistication all year long, as their vertical branches look gorgeous underneath a cap of light snowfall. Best when left unpruned in a fragrant, informal, free-form hedge. or when used as a very special specimen in your landscape. Give it enough room to shine at its mature height and width.

A pair of them make very effective garden sentries. Stand them at attention, planted on either side of your garden gate! Keep them in containers as an eye-catching "Thriller." Their pristine blooms bring an architectural polish to your balcony or patio.

  • Showy White Spring Blooms
  • Sophisticated Color & Growth Habit
  • Beloved for Fragrance Similar to Oranges
  • Pollinator-Friendly & Great in Bouquets
  • Perfect Screen Or Privacy Hedge, Fragrant Accent & Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Plant in full sun or partial shade with at least four hours of sunlight a day. Look for a planting site with rich, well-drained soil to achieve the best results. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Although widely adapted to many different soil types, Mock Orange requires well-drained soil. Mock Orange shrubs thrive just about anywhere, including slightly acidic, slightly alkaline, sandy soil, or heavy clay.

Add a nice, 3-4 inches of mulch helps your plant maintain surface moisture and keep roots cool. However, mulch should never touch the main stems of your plant. Once the flowering is done, you can prune them back, to keep a nice, clean look. You can do this hard pruning every year, or less often. Don't be surprised to see reblooming in mid to late summer. Mock Orange responds very well to renewal pruning, or being cut to the ground in late winter to rejuvenate the plant.

  • Thrives In Full Sun & Part Shade
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Regular Water & Mulched Beds
  • Prune Right After Flowering
  • Highly Adaptable, Cold Hardy, Disease & Pest Resistant

Fragrant citrusy spires, the Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Illuminati Tower® Mock Orange will delight your small-space garden for years to come! Hurry and order your ornamental fragrant delights today at!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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100 - 129.99 44.99
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Illuminati Tower® Mock Orange Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-7
Growing Zones 3-7
More Information
Brand Proven Winners ColorChoice
Botanical Name Philadelphus coronarius 'SMNPVG'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 3 - 4 feet
Mature Spread 1 - 2 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes