Mock Orange Bushes


ruddi added on May 23, 2012 | Answered

My mock orange bush is 4 yrs old and still has not bloomed. It is planted on the west side of my house. Can you help me to get it to bloom? ruddi

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Answered on May 24, 2012

If you have not pruned any, it may be in need. Pruning can help rejuvenate the shrub and improve its overall health and blooming, as well as its appearance. You can do this once flowers have faded out by one third. As for fertilizing, it generally needs little, other than an occasional all-purpose rose-type fertilizer. If blooming still seems to be an issue following pruning, your soil may be lacking phosphorus. Add some phosphorus, such as bone meal, to the soil. This article should help as well:

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