Philadelphus x virginalis
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||fil-a-DEL-fus x ver-jin-AH-liss|
|Lore||It was classified in the Saxifragaceae family by Linnaeus who named the genus for King Ptolemy Philadelphus of the 3rd century BC.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Fast grower to 6 to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||This North American native has long been a favorite white-flowering shrub for colder climates. Big and bushy like Deutzia, its flowers are much showier and are great for night or all-white gardens. Coloring also provides a good neutral background for showier perennials and flowering shrubs. Line it up as a boundary hedge or use as an attractive screen. Also suitable as a foundation plant for elevated homes, where it gracefully covers footings, basement windows, coal chutes and other utilities.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Coastal Exposure, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, North American Native Selection, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
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