Philadelphus 'Snowdwarf'
Common name: 
Snowdwarf Mockorange
Pronunciation: 
fil-a-DEL-fus
Family: 
Hyrangeaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Snow Dwarf
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous, shrub; compact, to a height of only 1.5-2.5 ft (50-80 cm) and 1.25-1.5 ft (40-50 cm) wide.  Leaves are dark green, ovate, 4-6 cm long and 3-4 cm wide, tip acuminate, margin toothed (dentate), and surfaces sparingly pubescent.  Flowers are white and fragrant, about 4 cm across, 20 petals, 6 sepals and no stamens; usually 5 per cluster.
  • Sun to shade.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4     It was derived from [ P. virginalis ‘Virginal’ ×  P. ×lemoinei ‘Manteau d’Hermine (a dwarf)] × P. virginalis ‘Silva’, by the Plant Research Centre, Agricultural Canada, Ottawa  (Svejda, F., HortScience 22:163(1987).
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