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Mock Orange 'Snow Velvet'

  • Scientific Name: Philadelphus lewisii 'Snow Velvet'
  • Garden: Natives Garden
  • Plant Type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous
  • Sun/Shade Exposure: Full Sun
  • Moisture Requirements: Dry

Plant Information

Enormous semi-double white sweetly fragrant flowers. Each blossom is fully 2″ across and they come in such abundance in June that whole 9′ x 8′ frame is flocked like an enormous wedding gown. Some repeat bloom through summer. Same wild habit as the species which is nice- but incredibly showy in bloom. Full sun to part shade in average, well-drained soil. Drought adapted. Great scaffold for summer Clematis. Blooms on old wood, prune AFTER flowering if needed. Forms a distinctive large vase shape. Fall color is soft yellow and brief. Adaptable to both cultivated and feral/wild areas. Tough and climate adapted shrub. Oregon native plant.

Biome: Hot Aspects, Low Water/No Water, Western Native, Willamette Valley Natives
USDA Hardiness zone: Zn4b -20º to -25ºF
Foliage color: Mid Green
Foliage season: Winter Deciduous

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PHLE Full, PHLE Full2, PHLE Flower, PHLE Flowers (©2022 Cheri Moland)