June 2020 – Philadelphus ‘Lemoinei’

The Plant of the Month for June 2020 is Philadelphus ‘Lemoinei’ (family Hydrangaceae) commonly known as Mock Orange.

The specimen you see in the photo is growing well in the Lovell Quinta Arboretum and was planted in 2016.

It is hardy and bee-friendly and has fragrant flowers. It reaches a height of 1.5m and will also have a spread of 1.5m.

The variety was bred in France in 1884 by Victor Lemoin.