philadelphus


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philadelphus

(ˌfɪləˈdɛlfəs)
n
(Plants) any shrub of the N temperate genus Philadelphus, cultivated for their strongly scented showy flowers: family Hydrangeaceae. See also mock orange1
[C19: New Latin, from Greek philadelphon mock orange, literally: loving one's brother]
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Noun1.philadelphus - any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clustersphiladelphus - any of various chiefly deciduous ornamental shrubs of the genus Philadelphus having white sweet-scented flowers, single or in clusters; widely grown in temperate regions
genus Philadelphus - mock orange: type and sole genus of the subfamily Philadelphaceae; sometimes placed in family Saxifragaceae
mock orange, Philadelphus coronarius, syringa - large hardy shrub with showy and strongly fragrant creamy-white flowers in short terminal racemes
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Try berberis, buddleia, cotoneaster, elderberry, escallonia, forsythia, jasmine, philadelphus, weigelia, privet and box.
GIVEN a little spare time you can take a wide variety of hardwood cuttings at this time of the year such as currant, gooseberry, Weigelia, Philadelphus and Hydrangea.
Shrubs that fall into this category include cornus (dogwood), willow, ribes (flowering currants), spiraea, kerria, philadelphus and viburnums.
Alison J Best's exhibition, called Blossoming Out: The Art of the Garden, is in her own words a celebration of the joy of flowers and plants with her depictions of snowdrops seen growing beside a road in Burnopfield, forsythia, iris, Canterbury bells, honeysuckle, daisy, colchicums, stitchwort, clover, toadflax, spring hellebore, foxglove, star of Bethlehem, wood anemone, rudbeckia, tulip, celandine, speedwell, daffodil and philadelphus.
CUT back straggly shoots on philadelphus, jasmine and weigela to strong new growth immediately after all the flowers have faded.
1 Plant late flowering clematis viticella varieties to scramble through spring and summer-flowering shrubs such as philadelphus and syringa.
I'm attacking our philadelphus today because it's squashing the wife's bloomers.
Clematis `Marie Boisselot' will produce huge paper-white flowers, while philadelphus will fill your garden with a rich scent in the evening, as well as visual interest from its soft white flowers.
Buddleia, Ceanothus, Cotoneaster, Hosta, Holly, Lavetera, Honeysuckle, Daffodils, Philadelphus, Potentilla, Rhododendron, Skimmia, Spiraea, Viburnum.
Shrubs such as Forsythia, Philadelphus or Mock Orange and Ribes or Flowering Currant are good examples.
Use plants such as purple cotinus and golden- leaved philadelphus to form a strong backdrop against which summer bulbs, herbaceous plants and ornamental grasses will shine.
TAKE cuttings from the likes of clematis, weeping fig, ceanothus, scabious, passion flower, fuchsias and philadelphus.