Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile'

Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile' or 'mock orange' flowers in early summer with one of the most delicious scents of the plant world, reminiscent of orange blossom. More
1 x 3 litre plant 510611-3L £17.50

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Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile' or 'Mock Orange' flowers in early summer with one of the most delicious scents of the plant world, reminiscent of orange blossom.

This is my favourite form, with large, single white flowers, flushed maroon at their centre.

Genus Philadelphus
Variety Belle Etoile
Type Deciduous Shrub
Common Name Mock Orange
Border Position Back, Middle
Soil Type Acid, Alkaline, Chalky, Clay, Fertile, Neutral, Sandy
Scent Scented
Site Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Moist but Well-drained
Height 1.5m (5ft)
Spacing 1.5m (5ft)
Care Tips Mulch in spring, and prune in late summer. Cut back shoots to a strong bud each year after flowering.
Flowering June - July
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
  • Sow Under Cover/Plant Indoors
  • Direct Sow/Plant Outdoors
  • Flowers/Harvest
Growing and picking Lilacs

Once a garden favourite, this scented flower has fallen out of fashion but Sarah Raven has hopes for a revival.


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Reviewed 15th July 2014 by Sandra Tesseyman

I have grown Philadelphus Belle Etoile for a number of years so it is a good size, growing through it I have Geranium psilostemon, which weaves itself through the shrub creating a beautiful and colourful combination, after the Philadelphus has finished flowering the geranium continues, looking good all summer against the bright green foliage.