General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 2 -45.6 °C (-50 °F) to -42.8 °C (-45°F)
Plant Height: 7 feet
Plant Spread: 7 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

Common names
  • Virginal Mockorange
  • Mock Orange

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  • Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jul 6, 2021 6:35 PM concerning plant:
    The old-fashioned Sweet Mockorange was a fairly common plant back in the late 19th century and early to mid-20th century and it lost favor in more modern landscapes and gardens being so big and not being full of ornamental characteristics. Nurseries turned to growing smaller Mockoranges as this cultivar that grows about 6 to 8 feet high and 5 to 6 feet wide. Some shorter 3 to 5 feet high cultivars were also developed. I don't see any mockoranges as being common in the Midwest or Mid-Atlantic nowadays, but one can occasionally find some. Mockoranges are not really the highest quality or really attractive plants. They eventually get messy in twigginess and don't develop fall color. The fragrant white flowers are their best feature and not much more. This Minnesota Snowflake seems to be the most common cultivar offered since the 1980's. It bears fragrant double white flowers.
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