Natchez Mock Orange

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Citrusy sweet white blossoms, the Natchez Mock Orange (Philadelphus 'Natchez') is a showy fountain-shaped shrub that blooms abundantly in spring with sensational 2-inch single, fragrant white flowers among the beautiful green foliage, swarmed in butterflies and bees!

Also spelled Mockorange, this tough, disease-resistant shrub requires little maintenance and is easy to grow. It forms a broad, well-branched shrub at maturity and is extremely hardy, cold-resistant, pest and disease-free! The branches are covered with fresh green foliage for a nice effect even when not in flower throughout the growing season!

Fast-growing and tolerant after it is established, Natchez is cold hardy throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 8. Growing to a tall 6-8 feet in height and 5-6 feet in width, these are sizeable shrubs that fill a large area with fragrant beauty! This durable shrub even tolerates salty breezes. Mock Orange is even pollution tolerant!

Planting and Application:

Mock Orange has many uses in the landscape and it's especially enjoyable when grown near a walkway, patio, or driveway where one can enjoy its beauty and fragrance. Plant one by your front door to perfume your welcome home, or around your back seating and entertainment areas.

It shines in spring and holds its rich green leaves densely through the summer as a lovely accent. Use it as a low-growing screening plant. It also boosts springtime interest when planted on the sunny side of taller evergreens. Use blooming ornamentals in a high-profile location. You and your guest will enjoy the fragrance during the spring and early summer bloom.

They love wind, so try them on the open prairie or on windswept hillsides. Use these fragrant shrubs in urban plantings, as well. Try a long row of them across the front of a busy sidewalk for a friendly privacy fence. Use one on either side of a special Garden Room or grow several together as a fragrant hedge, and look great when kept as an untrimmed, informal, free-form hedge.

  • Flouncy White Fragrant Blooms
  • Shiny, Attractive Foliage All Season
  • Pollinator-Friendly & Great in Bouquets
  • Large Showy Deciduous Shrub
  • Perfect Screen Or Hedge, Fragrant Accent & Specimen

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Natchez needs full sun for the best bloom, so provide a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight a day. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Mock Orange shrubs thrive just about anywhere, including slightly acidic, slightly alkaline, sandy soil, or heavy clay. Although widely adapted to many different soil types, Mock Orange requires well-drained soil. The roots won't tolerate wet locations. Once the plant is well established in your soil, it can tolerate short periods of drought, but not for long. Add a nice, thick layer of mulch all around to three feet outside the shrub. 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 can be renewal pruned, or cut to the ground in late winter to rejuvenate the plant.

  • Thrives In The Sun
  • Well-Drained Enriched Soil
  • Appreciates Regular Water & Mulched Beds
  • Prune Right After Flowering
  • Cold Hardy, Disease and Pest Resistant

Citrusy fragrant, the big Natchez Mock Orange is a fast-growing shrub that has it all! Order yours today at Nature Hills and perfume your landscape!

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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Natchez Mock Orange Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-8
Growing Zones 5-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Philadelphus 'Natchez'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Foliage Color Shiny Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes