Mock Orange 'Snow Dwarf'

Mock Orange 'Snow Dwarf'

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Philadelphus x 'Snow Dwarf' 2gal

Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Hydrangeaceae
Zone: 4 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 3.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: White (double)
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to light shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils except poorly-drained ones. Prefers moist, organically rich soils. Flowers appear on prior year’s growth, so prune as needed immediately after flowering. May be cut to the ground (also just after flowering) if shrub becomes scraggly, unkempt or otherwise in need of rejuvenation.

Noteworthy Characteristics
Philadelphus is a genus of about 40 species of deciduous shrubs commonly called mockoranges from Eastern Europe to the Himalayas, East Asia and North and Central America. They are grown for their fragrant flowers.

Genus name comes from the Greek word philadelphus meaning loving one’s brother or sister. A Grecian and Roman family name. New York Botanical Garden suggests that the genus name instead comes from Ptolemy Philadelphus, a king of the third century B.C.

Common name refers to the sweetly fragrant flowers which, in single-flowered form, generally resemble orange blossoms.

‘Snow Dwarf’ is a hybrid mockorange cultivar that is noted for its dwarf growing habit and its abundant bloom of white flowers in spring. It is a compact, multi-stemmed, deciduous shrub with an upright, arching habit that typically grows to 2-3’ tall and as wide. It features fragrant, 4-petaled, double, white flowers (to 1 1/2” diameter) that appear in late spring in loose clusters (typically in 5-7 flowered terminal racemes). Oval, dark green leaves (to 2” long).