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by zeebil on May 23, 2006 11:21 AM
hi we planted a mock orange 5 years ago up till now we get plenty of greenery but no flowers.any suggestions before i do the unthinkable!!!
by RugbyHukr on May 24, 2006 01:58 AM
fertilize with phosphorus

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by tkhooper on May 24, 2006 02:06 AM
Please don't do the unthinkable. I love mock orange. And if you ever do get it to bloom maybe you could send some seeds my way? I love love love that plant.

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by weezie13 on May 24, 2006 02:40 AM
Have you pruned it??
It thrives on a good pruning in summer..
It usually blooms *here, growing zone 5*
around early/mid summer.. so after that time,
it needs pruning.. and blooms on that new growth
the following year...
Cut off the oldest stems/branches..

Is it in full sun???

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by nmlAlba-dC15 on May 24, 2006 03:39 AM
Hi Tammy...
mine keeps giving me flush after flush of flowers... n da fragrance iz simply INTOXICATING..very strong fragrance... but i've never seen any seeds ..never really bothered to check actually...the next time round i'll check n send u some seeds if they r available...

may b yours doesn't get enough sunshine zeebil..??

[wavey] norhaini

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by zeebil on May 24, 2006 03:49 AM
thank you all, i have fertilized with a high middle number, but i only pruned it after the first year and i was told that i had pruned off the following years flowers???. i will wait and see what happens this year as it is very sparse with leaves but our weather has not been too good.
by nmlAlba-dC15 on May 24, 2006 03:54 AM
Zeebil.. i've never pruned mine... da flowers keep coming..but i suppose itz da difference in our climate, huh? Well, don't give up hope..it will surely reward u with itz beautiful flowers n heavenly fragrance..
[wavey] norhaini

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by nmlAlba-dC15 on May 24, 2006 04:06 AM
Woops zeebil...so sorry i googled Mock Orange just now to make sure that we were talking abt da same plant...'coz i had come across da name referring to da plant Murraya paniculata...mine...which is Rutaceae? dunno if i got da spelling correct... but just now i read that Mock Orange is a Saxifrage... thatz not da plant i have... which is yours..?

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by pagarden on May 24, 2006 03:45 PM
i have a mock orange and have never seen seeds after it flowers. i do know it sends new growth our from the base like weeds! i've pulled a couple and given them to neighbors. anyhow- i'm not sure about pruning- i'll try the summer pruning this year. first year we were here the thing had tons of flowers. second was pretty good too. last year had not a single one! i was so disappointed. this year i can see buds- maybe 1/2 of what i saw the first year. think pruning is the answer?
by weezie13 on May 24, 2006 04:22 PM
Yes, it thrives on pruning.
and when you don't prune it doesn't produce flowers..
*I learned that the hard way, my mother inherited several on her landscaped fence when she bought the house, and we neglected it, and so I did some research on it and then did a quick pruning on it, and it looked better.. last year I cut it a bit more.. and will really get after them this year after flowering and hope to whip it back into shape!!!

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