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Blizzard Mockorange

Philadelphus 'Blizzard'

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Blizzard Mockorange (Philadelphus 'Blizzard') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Blizzard Mockorange in bloom

Blizzard Mockorange in bloom

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Blizzard Mockorange (Philadelphus 'Blizzard') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Blizzard Mockorange flowers

Blizzard Mockorange flowers

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Blizzard Mockorange (Philadelphus 'Blizzard') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Blizzard Mockorange in bloom

Blizzard Mockorange in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  7 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  2b

Description:

A large, rounded shrub smothered in large, single white blooms with a citrus-like fragrance in early summer; recedes into the background the rest of the year; always use in conjunction with other plants that can provide interest later; very hardy.

Ornamental Features

Blizzard Mockorange is covered in stunning clusters of fragrant white flowers with yellow eyes at the ends of the branches in late spring. It has green foliage throughout the season. The serrated oval leaves do not develop any appreciable fall colour. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Blizzard Mockorange is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Blizzard Mockorange is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Blizzard Mockorange will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

 
 
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