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PlantFiles: Mock Orange
Philadelphus 'Snowbelle'

Family: Hydrangeaceae (hy-drain-jee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Philadelphus (fil-uh-DEL-fuss) (Info)
Cultivar: Snowbelle

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4 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From semi-hardwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive atisch On May 8, 2010, atisch from Alameda, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

I purchased it as a potted plant in October, 2009, about 10" high from Parkseed. The plant arrived with the pot completely dried out with most of the leaves in the bottom of the box. The few remaining leaves dropped off in the first week. I immediately moved it to a 10" pot, had to soak it for hours to re-wet the soil it came in and put it in a near full sun location during the winter rains. The plant looked dead through most of March but there was green right under the surface. Some signs of life then started to appear and the plant quickly took off and it started to form buds by late April. Now in mid-May it's in full bloom and looks like it never experienced a set-back. The flowers are very large for a mock orange and quite fragrant. A real trooper that will be a featured shrub in the garden from now on. I can highly recommend it! I'm in zone 9, but it appears to be hardy to zone 4.

Positive Evert On Sep 28, 2002, Evert from Helsinki
Finland (Zone 4b) wrote:

Very attractive mock orange variety, with a short growing habit. Full of white, very strong scented flowers on early summer.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Alameda, California
Stockton, California
New Haven, Connecticut
Elkhart, Iowa
Gorham, Maine
Saint Paul, Minnesota
North Augusta, South Carolina
Arlington, Virginia

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