Philadelphus × virginalis 'Miniature Snowflake'
Common name: 
Miniature Snowflake Mockorange
Dwarf Snowflake Mockorange
fil-a-DEL-fus X ver-ji-NAH-lis
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Deciduous shrub, 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 m) high, equal width, stiffly upright, compact, densely branched.  Leaves opposite, simple, ovate, 4-7 cm long, rounded base, short acuminate, widely spaced teeth, puckered between veins, medium to dark green above, tomentose below.  Flowers white, double, 1.5-5 cm across, numerous, very fragrant.
  • Like all Philadelphus, easy to grow, vigorous, little or no care.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4    The hybrid was developed in France by Victor Lemoine (P. lemoinei × P. nivalis plenus ?).  This particular cultivar was selected by Bailey Nurseries and is a branch sport of 'Minnesota Snowflake' and sometimes sold as Dwarf Minnesota Snowflake.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus: east side of parking lot east of Radiation Center.
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  • plant habit, late spring

    plant habit, late spring

  • leaves


  • plant habit, flowering in early summer

    plant habit, flowering in early summer

  • leaves, flower buds, and flowers

    leaves, flower buds, and flowers