Philadelphus x 'SnowBelle'
Description: A compact mounded flowering shrub covered in sweetly scented double white blooms in early summer; spectacular in bloom; fades to the background the rest of the year, use with late blooming plants; very adaptable.
Sun: Full to part sun
Snowbelle Mockorange is bathed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Snowbelle Mockorange is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Snowbelle Mockorange is recommended for the following landscape applications;
General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Snowbelle Mockorange will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This particular variety is an interspecific hybrid.