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Snow White™ Mockorange

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  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 5 - 6 Feet
  • Mature Spread 4 - 5 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

Mockorange shrubs are some of the most loved flowering bushes of spring. With a scent resembling oranges and snow white double blooms, Snow White Mockorange (Philadelphus) will delight as a classic garden plant. Their highly aromatic flowers attract early pollinators and are lovely additions to a floral arrangement. Flowers first appear in late spring, with another flush in late summer. Snow White™ is more tolerant of heat and humidity, and the foliage remains fresh until the first frost in the fall. The fully double-white flowers cover the length of the branches. The fountain shape provides foliage to the ground, so there is less need to plant perennials or other plants in front as cover for bare stems. 

Once a treasure of cottage gardens, Mockoranges lacked the seasonal interest of other shrubs. But in recent years, hybridizers have developed new Mockoranges that draw all their best qualities into single plants. Snow White™ Mockorange is a hybrid cultivar that has good winter hardiness and produces two flushes of flowers through the growing season. Philadelphus x virginalis ‘Snow White’ is the more compact variety of ‘Minnesota Snowflake’. With a shorter height and slower growth habit, it will easily fit into just about any size garden. The shrub is deer resistant and the floral aroma attracts pollinators.

Hardy in zones 4 through 9, this mockorange will grow to nearly 6 feet high and up to 5 feet wide in a graceful, arching form. Be sure to plant your mockorange where you frequently spend time outdoors, even near your front entry, so you can delight in the flowers’ scent. Although one Snow White Mockorange is stunning, planting in a group will produce a spectacular appearance and fragrance. Snow White™ Mockorange also makes for a lovely informal hedge or screen. 

Snow White™ Mockorange Care

Plant your new Mockorange in spring or early fall before frost hits. Mockorange grows in either full sun or part-day shade; find a spot that receives at least 3 hours of sun a day. Neutral to alkaline soil pH is acceptable, as is average fertility soil. Dig a hole at least twice as large as the root ball in soil that drains well. Use a mulch of organic compost or arborist chips to keep the root zone cool in the summer and improve the moisture-holding ability of the soil. 

There is no need to fertilize mockorange in good soil, but improve the soil each spring by adding a new layer of compost. If you have poor soil, fertilize Mockorange early in the spring with a granular feed formulated for blooming shrubs. Look for an NPK ratio of 1-4-2 or similar. 

Water the plant often, especially during summer, in the first year. But don’t let it sit in soggy soil. One half to one inch of water a week provides enough moisture for Mockorange. Drip irrigation or soaker hoses will efficiently supply water to the root system without excessively wetting the foliage. It is somewhat drought tolerant after the first season. 

Always prune Mockorange after the first flush of flowers is over in the early summer. Mockorange blooms on old wood and forms the flower buds in the late fall of the previous year. Only remove up to one-third of the stems at any one time to allow the shrub to recover quickly. You can prune the plants fairly heavily if you want to rejuvenate them, or just remove crossing and damaged branches and prune lightly for a more natural appearance. Rejuvenation pruning is best done in the early spring, allowing quick regrowth during the summer. Blooming may be set back one to two years after rejuvenation.

Snow White™ Mockorange Spacing

Snow White™ reaches a mature height of 5-6 feet and spread of 4-5 feet. Provide plenty of space between shrubs if planting in a large group. Plant your new Snow White Mockorange about 5 feet apart and allow for plenty of air circulation to prevent powdery mildew. Shrubs used for screening or informal hedging may be planted closer to provide a seamless look. If planting as a hedge, space them closer to 4 feet apart so they can grow into one another.


Snow White™ Mockorange Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 5 - 6 Feet
Mature Spread: 4 - 5 Feet
Spacing: 4 - 5 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): White
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Spring And Summer
Foliage Type: Herbaceous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer
Tolerates: Drought
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Container Role:
Uses: Wildlife Gardens
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Fragrant, Continuous Blooming or Rebloomer
Common Name: Snow White™ Mockorange
Other Name(s):

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
   2.32-2.76 gallons

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

8 Reviews - Snow White™ Mockorange Show Reviews

  • 5

    Posted by Aleta Billadeau on Sep 02, 2023

    Ordered on Monday, arrived on Thursday, same week. Very impressed with packaging and very pleased when I removed it from packaging to find a full, vibrant, healthy bush. Hoping for blossoms next spring!

  • 5
    Snow White Mockorange

    Posted by Aleta Billadeau on Aug 30, 2023

    I ordered on Monday, received the shipment on Thursday and was very impressed at the packaging and at the size and fullness of the mockorange bush I received. It's in the ground now- it is fall, so I am looking forward to seeing blooms next summer.

  • 5
    I have not received it...

    Posted by Melena Burkell on Jun 24, 2023

    I have not received it yet

  • 5

    Posted by Karen Combest on Jun 24, 2023

    I am still waiting to hear from you what's going on.

  • 5
    Still have not received...

    Posted by Jimmy Leszczynski on Jun 23, 2023

    As the title says, I have not received my plant. Ordered on the 6th today is the 23rd. Customer service has been no help as of yet.

  • 5
    Gorgeous, Fast Growing & Fantastic Customer...

    Posted by Maggie Welker on Jun 22, 2023

    I ordered two of these instead of butterfly bushes because I read mock oranges are native to my area, whereas butterfly bushes can be considered invasive. They're gorgeous and came full of blooms. UPS said one was lost and customer service not only responded very quickly, they sent out another one asap and we're extremely helpful. The "lost" one finally arrived a week later and was still very healthy. They are growing very fast and seem robust with a lovely citrus scent. Highly recommend both these plants and Plant Addicts! Will purchase again.

  • 5
    Beautiful plant in very healthy condition.

    Posted by Marie Thomas on May 26, 2023

    I had another of the same shrub for over 15 years (purchased locally). I was thrilled that it lasted that long, before becoming diseased. It is an wonderfully fragrant shrub. I planted this one along my covered porch in order to fully appreciate the fragrance when in bloom. There are so many flower buds on my new shrub. I can’t wait to see it in bloom.

  • 5
    love this snow white mockorange

    Posted by Mary Newton on Dec 21, 2022

    I ordered Snow White Mockorange online and was impressed with the service. The plant arrived in a beautifully wrapped box, the plant fully healthy and ready to be transplanted. I will definitely be ordering from them again!