Mock Orange Pruning Tips - Cutting Back Mock Orange Shrubs⚓︎
Mock Orange blooms on the previous year’s wood. Like Lilac, mock orange bushes should be pruned right after blooms have faded, so you do not accidentally cut off next year’s flowers. 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.
Cut back the branches with spent bloom about 1/3 to 2/3 their length. Also, cut out any old or dead wood back to the ground.