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Orange Mock

Orange Mock

All About the Orange Mock

The orange mock is actually a white flower. It is a small, delicate blossom that grows in clusters on small shrubs. They make beautiful accents for bridal bouquets, and when left on the shrub, they add a delightful charm to your garden or yard. This flower graces homes and landscapes all over the world, and with the right technique, you can grow it in your own yard too. The Orange Mock has adopted this connotation from the fact that it smells like citrus, which makes it misleading.

Description of the Orange Mock Flower

One of 60 species in its particular genus, the orange mock is a small, dainty bloom. The shrub on which it grows can reach a height of 18 feet, but it is often trimmed to a much smaller size to fit a landscaping scheme. The shrub is found all over North America, Asia, Europe, and Central America. Interestingly, the orange mock is not orange; it is a white flower with pale yellow centers. The name comes from the fact that the aroma of these tiny blossoms is very similar to that of orange blossoms. Each flower features four white petals, but because the shrub blooms in clusters, these tiny flowers make a big impression. This is a deciduous plant with yellow green leaves that stay intact all year round.

Uses for Orange Mock

The orange mock is an excellent accent flower for bouquets, arrangements, and sprays, much like baby’s breath. They add their delicate beauty and their sweet scent to whatever arrangement they grace. However, you do not have to cut them to enjoy their beauty; the shrubs are easy to grow in many different climates, and the tiny blooms stand out all spring and summer long. The official flower of the state Idaho, the orange mock is found all over the country and much of Asia and Europe, dressing up whatever outdoor areas it is found in. Whether indoors in floral sprays or outdoors resting on their own branches, orange mock flowers are a favorite everywhere you go.

Growing Orange Mock

This is a popular addition to residential and commercial landscaping plans. The orange mock is easy to grow, blooms all spring and summer, and requires very little extra care besides an occasional pruning. They grow and bloom in a wide variety of climates, partially because there have been so many hybrid varieties developed; this has made this species quite hardy. They make great additions to flower gardens and botanical gardens, not only because they are so pretty, but also because they give off such a sweet aroma. In fact, the aroma signals the existence of nectar, which often attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. These lovely creatures add even more charm to your outdoor oasis.