Mock Orange Bushes

How Do I Get My Mock Orange Bush to Bloom?


Sherri14 added on April 21, 2015 | Answered

I planted a mock orange bush 5 years ago and it has not bloomed at all. I was told to give it fertilizer, still didn't bloom. Was told not to cut it back and it would bloom; it didn't bloom. Was told to dig around it as if I was going to dig it up, to shock it; it still didn't bloom. It gets sun (east) all day long.


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on April 21, 2015

What variety of mock orange do you have? Is it 'Minnesota Snowflake'? (Philadephus x 'Minnesota Snowflake')? I have read that this particular variety doesn't flower well at all.

Also - any signs of an insect infestation? Insects can affect blooming.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on April 21, 2015

Does your Mock Orange receive consistent moisture?
Perhaps a regular watering schedule would entice this plant to blossom for you.
Here is a link to review proper care and growing requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/mock-orange/mock-orange-bushes.htm

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