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Fragrant, Fast-Growing, Flowering Shrubs that Thrive in the Metroplex

Are you ready to wake up your landscaping? The Mock Orange and the Chinese Snowball grow with ease in our area......the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram reveals more.


Outstanding Flowering Shrubs

Posted in: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Contributed by: Dotty Woodson

Two outstanding shrubs bloom in my landscape each spring: Chinese snowball viburnum and Mock Orange. I think these showy shrubs must be a well-kept secret because I do not see many in Fort Worth landscapes.   

The Chinese snowball ( Viburnum macrocephalum "Sterile") grows 6- to 8-inch balls of pure white flowers. If you have always wanted to grow hydrangeas, you will like this semi-evergreen shrub, which is well adapted to this area. When in bloom, this shrub is a car-stopper. The flowers last for about 4 weeks, starting out chartreuse and fading to white.

Mock Orange ( Philadelphus 'Natchez') has 11/2- to 2-inch fragrant white flowers that bloom for several weeks. The fragrance is similar to orange blossoms. This outstanding shrub grows 6-8 feet tall and about 6 feet wide. Mock orange is deciduous, so plant it in front of other large plants. Plant in full sun. Once established, Mock Orange requires little water.

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