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Snowbelle Mockorange

Philadelphus 'Snowbelle'

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Snowbelle Mockorange (Philadelphus 'Snowbelle') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Snowbelle Mockorange flowers

Snowbelle Mockorange flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Snowbelle Mockorange (Philadelphus 'Snowbelle') at Snavely's Garden Corner

Snowbelle Mockorange in bloom

Snowbelle Mockorange in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4a

Description:

A compact mounded flowering shrub covered in sweetly scented double white blooms in early summer; spectacular in flower, fades to the background the rest of the year, use in conjunction with other plants; very adaptable, good compact form for a mockorange

Ornamental Features

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 color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

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;

  • Mass Planting
  • Hedges/Screening
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Snowbelle Mockorange will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 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.

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Screening  Garden 
Applications
Flowers 
Ornamental Features

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