Snow White Sensation® Mockorange
Philadelphus 'Snow White Sensation'
Snow White Sensation® Mockorange flowers
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Height: 6 feet
Spread: 5 feet
Hardiness Zone: 4b
Brand: First Editions
A stunning flowering shrub covered in lovely citrus scented double white blooms in late spring; spectacular in flower, fades to the background the rest of the year, use in conjunction with other plants; very adaptable, good form for a mockorange
Snow White Sensation® Mockorange is clothed in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has dark green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall color. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Snow White Sensation® 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.
Snow White Sensation® Mockorange is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Snow White Sensation® Mockorange will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 5 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. 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.