About the Mock Orange-MN
The Minnesota Snowflake Mock Orange, Philadelphus
x virginalis, is a compact, deciduous shrub that
grows to only 3' tall. Features fragrant, double
white flowers that bloom profusely in late spring.
Flowers appear in clusters with 5-7 flowers per
cluster. It has oval, dark green leaves (to 3.5"
long). The common name refers to the general
resemblance of the sweetly fragrant flowers of this
genus to those of orange blossoms.
Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained
soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range
of soils except for those that are poorly drained.
Blooms on previous year's growth, so prune
immediately after flowering. May be cut to the
ground (also after flowering) if shrub becomes
scraggly, unkempt or otherwise in need of