Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow
Desert Snow Mock Orange
DetailsDesert Snow Littleleaf Mockorange (Philadelphus microphyllus 'Desert Snow') is a selected form of Littleleaf Mock Orange with exceptionally large, fragrant flowers. 'Desert Snow' Mockorange is an outstanding native shrub for the waterwise garden. Of moderate size, it's good for smaller yards. Nice yellow fall foliage, too. Grows in a wide range of soils as long as they drain quickly. Excellent companion plant with other native shrubs such as Prunus Pawnee Buttes®, Apache Plume (Fallugia) and Fernbush (Chamaebatiaria).
|Common Name||Desert Snow Mock Orange|
|Botanical Name||Philadelphus microphyllus Desert Snow|
|Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Light Requirements||Full Sun|
|Mature Height||48-60" tall|
|Mature Spread||60" wide|
|Bloom Time||Late spring to mid summer|
|Ships As||Potted Plant|
|Planting Time||Spring / Summer|
|Soil Type||Sandy Soil, Average Soil, Compost Enriched Garden Loam Soil, Drought/Dry Soil, Well-Drained Soil|
|Soil Moisture||Average, Drought Resistant / Waterwise|
|Amount of Rain||10 to 20"|
|Advantages||Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Native|
|Ideal Region||Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest|
|Neonicotinoid-Free||Yes - Learn More|
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada||No|
Plant Shipping: Buy now and we will ship your order at the ideal planting time for your region. Expected ship week will display on the cart at checkout after you enter your zip code. Spring-Planted Perennial and Bulb orders will ship from Feb 25 through mid-June, warmest zones first.
Most plant and bulb orders arrive within 2-6 days, or less, of leaving our greenhouses in Colorado. This prompt delivery is provided without additional express charges.
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USDA Hardiness Planting Zones
To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.
- If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
- If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).
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