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Scientific Name: Philadelphus x virginalis
Pronunciation: fill-uh-DEL-fus ex vir-jin-AH-liss
Common Name: virginal mock orange
Family Name: Hydrangeaceae
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous
Key ID Features: Exfoliating bark on upright stems; leaves opposite, ovate, 4-6 course serrations on each margins, about 7-11 cm long; flowers aromatic, lasting 2-3 weeks.
Course(s): HORT 1155, CLT Training

Habit: Irregular, Stiffly upright
Form: Vase
Texture: Medium - coarse
Mature Size:
Height:2 - 3m
Spread:2 - 3m
Growth Rate:Fast
Origin: Garden origin (parentage unknown)
Hardiness Rating: Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium:
Landscape Uses: Fragrance, Summer interest, Tall background
Additional Info: Google. Cultivars on campus may include P. 'Minnesota Snowflake'
virginal mock orange
Leaf Morphology: Glossary
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Opposite
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Surfaces: Glabrous, Pubescent
Colour in Fall: Yellow
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Ovate
Apices: Acuminate
Bases: Rounded

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Raceme
Flower Morphology:Flowers perfect
Number of Petals:4
Corolla Shape:Rotate/stellate
Ovary Position:Superior
Colour (petals): Showy, White
Flower Scent: Fragrant, Sweet, Spicy
Flower Time at Peak: Jun, Jul
Additional Info: usually double

Fruit Type: Capsule, Aborted (hybrids) or absent
Fruit Colour: Brown, Green
Fruiting Time: Sep, Oct
Additional Info: Fruit insignificant

Bark Morphology: Exfoliating
Bark or Stem Colour: Grey

Pest Susceptibility: Rabbit resistant
(JPL) Juglans PLanting : 139
(NRY) NuRserY : cv. Minnesota Snowflake
(ONE) Overpass North side East : 657
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