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I am new to gardening and have recently bought and planted a mock orange (about 50cm tall). However, the buds are not opening and are dropping off. Some seem to have a feint brown tinge to them. Any idea what is causing the problem - rain? and any suggested remedies.
Grateful for any advice received

On plant Philadelphus Coronarius Aureus Mock Orange



many of the buds on mine have done the same. and I suspect rain as there is no obvious damage from insects etc. Not alot you can do really. it wont affcet the future of the plant.
welcome to GoY

17 Jun, 2012


I think it is just the weather we have all been having. If there had been 2 weeks of good sunshine they would have opened.

17 Jun, 2012


I know they are not keen on their 'feet' being too wet, so maybe it needs to be in a better drained area? I had one that looked very poorly for 2-3 years because of this, moved it and it has never looked back! Good luck with yours cos they are so pretty and have a lovely perfume too :))

18 Jun, 2012


Thanks Pam24 for your advice

19 Jun, 2012

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