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Mock Orange 'Miniature Snowflake'

Philadelphus 'Miniature Snowflake'

Photo: Mock Orange 'Miniature Snowflake'

General description

This mockorange hybrid is a compact, deciduous shrub that grows to only 3' tall. Features fragrant, double white flowers that bloom profusely in late spring. Flowers appear in clusters (racemes) with 5-7 flowers per cluster. Oval, dark green leaves (to 3.5" long). Common name refers to the general resemblance (less applicable, perhaps, to double-flowered cultivars such as this one) of the sweetly fragrant flowers of this genus to those of orange blossoms.

Plant requirements

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range of soils except for those that are poorly drained. Blooms on previous year's growth, so prune immediately after flowering. May be cut to the ground (also after flowering) if shrub becomes scraggly, unkempt or otherwise in need of rejuvenation.

Practical use

Foundation plantings, hedges, shrub borders or low screens.

Properties

Height
70 - 90 cm
Color
Soil type
Any
Sunlight
Full sun, Partial shade
Moisture
Well-drained