CHEYENNE® mock orange

Philadelphus lewisii 'PWY01S'

Cheyenne Mock Orange, Philadelphus lewisii, Plant Select
CHEYENNE® mock orange outperforms other species of Philadelphus with its profusion of pure white flowers that blanket the plant late in spring and continue to bloom sporadically until mid-summer. Four-petaled flowers have an eye-catching yellow center and a sweet, citrus-like fragrance.

CHEYENNE® mock orange has a soft texture that typically isn't found in native/xeric shrubs. It breaks the mold of what many people think a tough, drought-tolerant shrub looks like! The blue-green, oval-shaped leaves and pleasing billowy habit (that can become somewhat vase-shaped with age) make this a perfect plant for a mixed-shrub planting or the back of a naturalistic garden/landscape. It tolerates poor, heavy soil, even thriving in dry, shaded locations. Read the plant story.

Pro tips: It can get somewhat large with time. Prune once blooming has finished to maintain the size.
Plant Type Shrub
Height 6-9 feet
Width 5-8 feet
Flowering Season Early to midsummer
Flower Color White
Sun Sun, Part Sun
Water Needs Adaptable
USDA Hardiness Zone Zones 3-9
Soil Type Dry clay, sandy loam
Deer Resistant Yes
Good for Pollination Yes
Winter Interest Yes
North American Native Yes
Year Introduced 2001
Annual Commercial Maintenance Can take spring shearing in spring if desired, or just prune back hard every 5 years to rejuvinate thick growth habit.
5-10 Year Commercial Maintenance In the spring trim down to a mound of 3 feet and allow shrub to rejuvinate.
Elevation Guide Up to 8125 ft

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