Minnesota Snowflake Mock Orange

Philadelphus virginalis

Growing Zones 4-8
  • Height:   84″
  • Width:      72″
  • Spacing:   72″
  • Design Role:  Landscapes

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




A large, rounded shrub smothered in delightfully fragrant, large double white flowers in early summer; wonderful in bloom, recedes to the background the rest of the year, best used in a composition with other plants; very adaptable and hardy. Minnesota Snowflake Mock orange is clothed 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 ornament-ally significant. Minnesota Snowflake Mock orange is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season’s flowers.