Common Name: Sweet Mock-orange, English Dogwood
Type: Ornamental shrub
Requires few watering
Moderate sun exposure
Height: 3 m
Maximum tolerance to cold: < -1°C
Flowering month: IV-VI
Deciduous shrub that reaches a height of two to three meters high and takes on a rounded bearing with its arching branches. The deciduous leaves are oval and pointed end. They look generally bright green, although there are lime green foliage cultivars (variety 'Aureus') and even variegated. It has a spring bloom after the first leaves appear white in color and a pleasant citrus perfume, remains one of the most attractive shrubs of spring. The fragrant flowers have four petals rounded Celinda born in terminal clusters in late April and lasts until mid-May or even June, the weather.
Cultivation and Care:
It is a very hardy plant, it supports temperatures up to the really low - 29 º C. Prefer a place in the sun, but also live well in partial shade especially in warmer regions. Once established and after the first year, resist drought, although this fact will produce fewer flowers, so you have to take care of watering during flowering also thanking a granular fertilizer. In general, moderate water needs. It well any soil, provided they have good drainage. You can live in a pot, but you do not miss taking care of water especially in summer.
Like all Flowering shrubs in spring, the flowers in the wood Celinda last year, so that if they need pruning should be done once finished flowering.
It multiplies easily by hardwood cuttings in winter, rooting easily.
The Celinda can stand alone, in groups or mixed with other species. If a passing place, the better to enjoy its fragrance.
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