Blizzard Mock Orange

Philadelphus lewisii

Growing Zones 4-8
  • Height:      60-72″
  • Width:      60-72″
  • Spacing:   60-72″
  • Design Role:  Landscapes

  • Location: Full sun
  • Water: Average to low
  • Fertilizer:  Average
  • Growth Habit: Upright




Philadelphus lewisii ‘Blizzard’ is a Canadian selection of our northwest native Mock orange that is said to be more winter hardy and more free flowering than the species. Some say it is also more compact but it has attained six feet in our garden. It is densely shrubby in habit with attractive red brown new stems. The name ‘Blizzard’ is a good description of the flurry of single flowers that open over several weeks. This selection is indeed fragrant. This species of Philadelphus was named after Meriwether Lewis who found it in 1806 during his famous Lewis & Clark expedition to the northwest. Native Americans used the exceedingly hard wood of this plant for combs, bows, arrows and fishing spears