Aureus - Philadelphus Coronarius
Golden-leaved Mock Orange.The oval, medium sized leaves are golden-yellow from Spring to Summer before falling in Autumn. In addition, white, scented flowers are produced in mid Summer. Good contrast with purple leaved shrubs or en-masse or as a specimen. Ideal for mixed or shrub borders.
Height and spread in 10 years: 2m x 2m (6ft x 6ft)
Position: Requires light dappled shade to protect it from strong mid-day Summer sun. Tolerates a wide range of soil conditions, except extremely dry.
Planting: Soak the root-ball before planting. Plant in a hole twice the diameter of the root-ball or pot. Mix an organic soil improver and general fertilizer with the infill soil. Water regularly until established.
Plant Care: Three years after planting, remove one in three of the shoots to near ground level after flowering, choosing the oldest. This will in turn, maintain a good display of flowers and foliage.