May 03, Since mock orange blooms in late spring to early summer, they are usually cut back once a year in late May or June.
It is recommended that mock orange shrubs not be pruned or deadheaded after July to ensure blooms the next spring. Nov 06, Wait to cut it back until the flowers have faded if you need to control the growth but still want to enjoy their fragrant flowers in late spring. Mock Orange Pruning Tips: Cutting Back Mock Orange Shrubs By Darcy Larum, Landscape Designer For the overall general health of the shrub, mock orange pruning should be done once a year, not just when it doesn't bloom or has gotten overgrown.
Jun 08, If neglected, a mock orange can get overcrowded and messy with weak stems. By mid or late summer cut back flowering shoots, after the flowers have faded, down to where a new shoot is developing. Annual pruning by removing a quarter of the old stems from the base helps to maintain a healthy mock orange and prevent legginess. This encourages new flower Estimated Reading Time: 6 mins.