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Philadelphus Virginal - divide?

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by merleworld, Apr 6, 2013.

  1. merleworld

    merleworld Total Gardener

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    One of my new acquisitions is a Philadelphus 'Virginal'. Can't decide where to put it though as there are a couple of different spots I would like to try :scratch:

    Is it possible to divide it or is it best to wait and either take cuttings or use suckers to start a new plant? :help:
     
  2. Verdun

    Verdun Passionate gardener

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    No...don't divide. Can't divide.
    Easy plant but it's scent is primary thing. Only flowers June/July but the orange/vanilla scent wafts across the garden. Lovely.
    I find pruning is important to keep it bushy and compact....removing flowered stems immediately after flowering.
    Cuttings easy. It layers well too....just nick a bottom stem press into soil, pin it down and lay small flat stone or slate over it. Leave it for summer. ,good luck
     
  3. redstar

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    No, do not divide. I have two types. Love the smell. I just prune any "reaching for the sky branches" and they are lovely each year.
     
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