- Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 3 - 4 Feet
- Mature Spread 3 - 4 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 7
- Use As A Thriller In Containers
The Illuminati Sparks Philadelphus is an absolute beauty that shines during the late spring and early summer when the fragrant blooms are on full display, and this shrub continues to dazzle throughout the summer. This deciduous tree is also known as Philadelphus coronarius, sweet mock orange, or English dogwood. Delicate white 4-petaled flowers encircle prominent yellow stamens. Each branch is completely covered in flowers when this shrub is in bloom. The Illuminati Sparks mock orange will continue to provide visual interest thanks to its green foliage with swirls of yellow variegation.
Plant the philadelphus in a border bed, along a foundation, or create a hedge. Feature this flowering shrub in a container so you can place it on a porch or patio while it is in bloom. This compact plant is hospitable to pollinators like bees and butterflies. The Illuminati Sparks is disease- and deer-resistant, and it grows as a perennial in USDA zones 4 through 7.
Illuminati Sparks™ Mock Orange Care
Mock orange shrubs need full to part sun, so find a spot that receives at least 4 hours of light, but keep in mind that this flowering stunner can handle increased light. Rich, alkaline soil that retains some moisture but promotes drainage is ideal. Feed the plant once a month during the growing season using a balanced fertilizer.
This shrub blooms on old growth, so prune after the flowers die back. Give the plant a rejuvenating trim every few years to promote new growth. Mock orange shrubs are prone to send out suckers or shoots. Shoots can be left in place to create more plants; however, the initial plant may not produce as many flowers if it also supports a whole colony of plants. Remove the suckers to prevent self-propagation and enjoy plentiful blooms.
Illuminati Sparks™ Mock Orange Spacing
At 3 to 4 feet tall and wide, the Illuminati Sparks Philadelphus maintain a compact size, making it ideal for featuring in a large planter. Create a hedge or define a space by planting several shrubs 3 to 4 feet apart so the branches will reach the neighboring plant once they mature.
Illuminati Sparks™ Mock Orange Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Partial Sun to Full Sun (At Least 5 Hours of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Spacing: 3 - 4 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Bloom Period: Summer To Spring|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, Yellow|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering|
|Resists: Deer, Disease|
|Attracts: Bees, Butterflies|
|Container Role: Thriller|
|Uses: Borders, Containers, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance|
|Brand: Proven Winners|
|Common Name: Illuminati Sparks™ Mock Orange|
|Scientific Name: Philadelphus coronarius 'SMNPVB' USPPAF, Can PBRAF|
Click here for more information on plant container sizes.
Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)
Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)
Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)
We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.
Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations
Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.