Philadelphus x virginalis 'Snowbelle'


Tips for Homeowners:

Thrives on neglect, but if shrub needs trimming it is best to do after it flowers. 

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In the spring and early summer this shrub is covered with fragrant, double white flowers.

  • Compact shrub, ideal for smaller gardens
  • Loaded with double, pure white, fragrant flowers
  • Seed capsules persist into winter months

Best to plant where it has plenty of room to grow as a low hedge or screen.

Height: 3-4 ft
Spread: 3-4 ft
Zone: 4-8
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Mock-orange:

The flowers of the Mock-orange shrub are pure white and the sweet fragrance can rarely be matched. It blooms in late May into June and what remains of the season is a shrub ideal for the background.  The shrub can grow in heavy clay soils or nutrionally poor soils so there is purpose, but it spreads freely and should be used where it has room to grow and still be able to enjoy it in the spring.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Mass Planting
  • Specimen
  • Fragrant
  • Border or Bed
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Naturalizing

Foliage Color:

  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water