Philadelphus virginalis (Mock Orange)

This shrub is named for the orange blossom scent of its flowers. Most varieties of this species have showy double white flowers that bloom from May through June. When in bloom, the display is noteworthy, but this shrub is somewhat open and unappealing out of bloom so use it as a background plant. This shrub tolerates many soils, full sun to light shade, heat, wind and cold. Prune every other year to keep center open and enhance bloom. It grows 6-8 ft. tall and 4 ft. wide. Not bothered by rabbits, squirrels nor deer.

  • P. v. ‘Minnesota Snowflake’ — 6 ft. tall by 6 ft. wide
  • P. v. ‘Glacier’ — 4 ft. tall by 4 ft. wide
  • P. v. ‘Dwarf Minnesota Snowflake” — 3 ft. tall by 3 ft. wide
Category:  Shrubs
Water Use:  Moderate
Sun Exposure:  Full Sun
Height x Spread:  3-8 ft. x 3-6 ft.
Native:  No
Color:  Orange, yellow, white
Bees:  Yes
Birds:  Yes
Butterflies:  No
Cut Flower:  No
Utility Tree:  No
Extra Maintenance:  No
Fall Color:  No
Bloom Time:  Spring