Mockorange (Philadelphus x virginalis 'Miniature Snowflake') in the Mock Oranges Database

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 3 to 4 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Miscellaneous: Monoecious


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Location: Allentown, PennsylvaniaDate: 2015-05-30
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Location: West Chester, PennsylvaniaDate: 2011-06-03plant in bloom
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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Aug 9, 2018 3:29 PM

This dwarf cultivar is sold by a few conventional and mail order nurseries, such as Midwest groundcovers in St Charles, IL. It began as a sport branch from 'Minnesota Snowflake' from the large Bailey Nursery in southern Minnesota. It produces a lot of white double fragrant flowers and has dark green foliage. I occasionally see it grown by homeowners who are enthusiastic about gardening.

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