I would think it would need to be a very big pot! Back in the UK I've had them 12 feet tall with a similar spread. There pretty tough - should be OK in the ground but I suggest not in the full Texas sun all day.
Oops! I forgot to report back. When I asked about this at The Arbor Gate, they said that this plant can tolerate poor soil, that its habit is much like the bridal wreath spirea- open and arching branches. She said it can be kept pruned back for size, and I forgot to ask about growing it in a container. (Sorry, I guess I need to write my questions down. I get so excited about being in the middle of all those plants, I forget everything else! :-) )
Hello Everyone, I have this lovely mock orange that I planted about 25 years ago. It is the small folwering kind, I don't know the variety, but it is about 12 feet tall and covered with flowers now. The scent is heavenly, and it looks so pretty. Actually I have 3 of them,
I propagated from cuttings, I don't give them any special care, except pruning occasionally and regular watering.This is how it looks rigth now.
Beautiful, frostweed!! Those mock oranges just WANT to do well, don't they? =) My little seedling that I ordered has put on tons of leaves, and already has a chunk of buds going as well! It's only a foot tall, and the variegation is just lovely...it's in the crappiest of soils and yet only seems to want nice watering.
Frostweed and other viewers:
This thread came up in my search for mock orange honeysuckle. Can you guys help me figure out what I actually have?
I was given a shrub labeled "Mock Orange Honeysuckle". I think it is a native plant. I need help in figuring out its true name and identity. I'm trying to figure out whether it would do best planted in dappled shade or in a sunnier spot. It blooms only once, in the spring, and the flowers are smallish, like that of the fragrant honeysuckle, but the leaves are more round. I will post a photo of the plant, but don't have one of the very fragrant white blooms it had in spring. Thanks for any help with this mystery plant.
I bought a "Wheeler's Dwarf" Pittosporum on sale this weekend. Sometimes it is referred to as a dwarf mock orange. I am trying it in a container and plan to prune into a small evergreen tree for my south facing deck. I may have to baby it along if we get some cold weather.