Mock Orange Bushes
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My mock orange shrub has only bloomed once in 4 to 5 years

Zone Northwest Oklahoma | Sjenlink added on July 16, 2014 | Answered

I was about to get rid of it, as it had never bloomed, then it did bloom last year. It hasn't bloomed this year again. I don't know why. What am I doing wrong?

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theficuswrangler
Answered on July 17, 2014

When flowering plants don't flower, the first thing to look at is light --- it may need more. Also, it may be overfertilized with too much nitrogen. Try just working bone meal into the soil instead. It might also be too dry --- try mulch to retain moisture around the roots. Here is more information on growing mock orange: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/mock-orange/mock-orange-bushes.htm

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