Miniature Snowflake Mock Orange

Philadelphus x virginalis 'Dwarf Snowflake'

A dwarf flowering shrub with a natural vase shape. Wonderfully fragrant double flowers provide a delightful spring landscape accent. Densely branched with attractive, lush green foliage. Cut stems are great for floral arrangements. Deciduous.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationfil-a-DEL-fus x ver-jin-AH-liss
LoreThis plant was classified in the Saxifragaceae family by Linnaeus who named the genus for King Ptolemy Philadelphus of the 3rd century BC.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Design IdeasThis conveniently sized native shrub hails from the colder northern states. Smaller size makes it possible in city gardens or as foundation planting underneath windows. Its pure coloring blends well with all the deciduous flowering shrubs. Line it up as a boundary hedge or plant along fence lines. Excellent in shrub borders or as a background for perennial beds. Excellent choice for all white moonlight gardens.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage, Rustic
Growth Habit15
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureDwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsPeony (Paeonia); Forsythia (Forsythia); Clematis (Clematis); Lilac (Syringa); Daylily (Hemerocallis)

Prefers enriched, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-7

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