Philadelphus maculatus 'Sweet Clare'

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2 litre pot £22.99 £18.39
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Buy Philadelphus maculatus 'Sweet Clare' mock orange: Headily scented pendent blooms

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun or partial shade
  • Soil: fertile, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Arching branches are clothed in slender, silver-backed green leaves and carry pendent, highly-scented white flowers from early summer. Plant this deciduous shrub near an entrance or pathway, so you can get a whiff of the perfumed blooms each time you pass. It makes a fine specimen for the shrub border, or the edge of a woodland setting.

  • Garden care: Mulch around the roots in spring with a deep layer of well-rotted garden compost or manure. Prune in late summer, immediately after flowering, removing one in four of the older stems to ground level.

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Lovely Sweet Clare for a friend

5

Gift as above

Grandma

Hampshire

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The only nursery I could find offering this plant

5

Excellent fragrant shrub

Andy

Surrey

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Excellent condition.planted straightaway and has established

5

Excellent quality as always from Crocus.

Sherob

Surrey

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Beautiful and healthy.

5

Always wanted this variety of philadelphus. My garden is new and quite exposed. Also last winter was very challenging but this plant came through to blossom beautifully in the spring. Didn't expect blossoms in the first year.

Jenny

Devon

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I WOULD BUY THIS PRODUCT AGAIN

5

I HAVE PLACED THIS NEAR A SEATING AREA AS THE PERFUME IS LOVELY

Andi G

SHROPSHIRE

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Flowered well, looking forward to next years show!

5

Planted in a mixed perennial border, it will need space to grow, but for the moment it looks lovely surrounded by smaller perennials. Flowered well and put on good growth from spring, when planted through the summer

Wren

Lindifled

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A strong enjoyable fragrance, with a hint of bubble gum.

5

The fragrance reminds me of the past with it's bubble gum smell. We have it close to the path to our front door. When it's in flower it always causes comments. Living in the Pennies it needs to be tough, it's thriving. It's not a complaint but it is an observation, as a bush it is a little untidy in it's growth habits. However, a little judicious pruning maintains some semblance of order. It makes a lovely gift to someone who is just starting gardening too.

DaveH

Huddersfield

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A beautiful,elegant shrub.Masses of flowers

4

This is a beautiful shrub. It needs space to show its very graceful and elegant habit. It has masses of pretty slightly scented flowers. Don't expect much show in first year but growth develops and there is no holding it in the second year. Pruning needs to be thoughtful and expert,to maintain the very attractive open but almost fragile habit.

Marg

Barnes S W London

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Hopeful

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Hasn't really given me a good show yet but still hopefull especially as I have a different variety in my garden that is doing very well. It might be happier in a different place.

Kinger

Fareham, Hampshire

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Dear Plant doctor Could I grow this Philadelphus in a pot and if so, what size pot would you recommend planting it in and could I plant it straight into its final pot? The aspect I have in mind is south facing full sun with fairly good protection. The position is on my patio close to our doors so we can appreciate the scent. If you don't think this is a good idea could you recommend any alternatives? Thank you very much. Yours sincerely Alex

Hedge Hunter

Hello, This should do quite well in a large pot (say at least 50 x 60cm) filled with John Innes No2 compost. There is no need to pot it up gradually, although it will look a little small in the large pot initially, so you could under-plant it with some seasonal bedding. As with all plants growing in pots, it will be important to make sure it is kept well fed and watered.

Helen

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