Plants - Trees and Shrubs

Enjoy the sweet fragrance of a mock orange

By
Anne Marie Van Nest

Discover new cultivars of this easygoing, old-fashioned favourite


Plant varieties

Name and zone:
'Belle Etoile' (Philadelphus 'Belle Etoile') Zone 5
H x W (m): 1 x 1.23
Description: Clusters of large, spice-scented, white flowers with maroon blotches; upright, arching form
Comments: Blooms are among the largest of all cultivars

Name and zone: 'Buckley's Quill' (P. 'Buckley's Quill') Zone 4
H x W (m): 1.5 x 1
Description: Abundant, fragrant, double, white blossoms with up to 30 quill-like petals; upright, compact form
Comments: Canadian introduction

Name and zone: Waterton Lewis (P. lewisii 'Waterton') Zone 3
H x W (m): 1.25 x 1.25
Description: Abundant, very fragrant, single or semi-double, white blooms; mounding form
Comments: Canadian introduction

Name and zone: 'Minnesota Snowflake' (P. 'Minnesota Snowflake') Zone 3
H x W (m): 1.5 to 2 x 1.5 to 2
Description:
Clusters of fragrant, double, white blooms; upright, vase-shaped with arching branches
Comments: Very hardy

Name and zone:
'Snowbelle' (P. 'Snowbelle') Zone 4
H x W (m): 1.25 x 1.5
Description: Masses of compact clusters of zesty, citrus-scented, double, pure white flowers; mounding form
Comments: Canadian introduction

Name and zone: 'Yellow Cab' (P. 'Yellow Cab) Zone 5
H x W (m): 1.5 x 1.5
Description: Very fragrant, single, white blooms with maroon blotches; bright, golden yellow foliage in spring fades to yellow-green in summer; mounding form
Comments: Foliage tolerates bright sun without burning

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