Philadelphus Schneesturm or Snow Storm
Philadelphus Schneesturm or Philadelphus Snow Storm, pure white exquisitely scented double flowers in large clusters in summer
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Philadelphus Schneesturm, commonly called Philadelphus Snow Storm, is an improved German variety of the double flowered mock orange. It was introduced to the world in 1949. The small deciduous shrub is highly valued for its fragrant pure white blossoms that attract butterflies to the garden. The flowers are often used in cut-bouquets. During June and July, the Philadelphus Snow Storm produces an abundance of heady pure white flowers. The stems arch in a graceful form and are adorned with soft green foliage. During the autumn, the leaves turn a brilliant yellow before falling.
Height and Spread of Philadelphus Schneesturm
Philadelphus Snow Storm grows to a height and width of 2.5 metres. Its overall size can be controlled by pruning.
How Hardy is Philadelphus Schneesturm
Philadelphus Snow Storm is hardy in a UK plant hardiness zone H6 so it will tolerate cold winters down to minus 20 degrees.
How to use Philadelphus Schneesturm
If you are seeking a decorative flowering shrub as a focal point in your garden then you won’t be disappointed. Plant the Philadelphus Snow Storm in a location where you can not only appreciate the lovely blossoms and autumn colours but also the flowers’ exotic fragrance.
How to Care for Philadelphus Schneesturm
Plant Philadelphus Snow Storm in full sun for optimum blooming and autumn colour. It will survive in partial shade but its flower production may be reduced. Choose a planting location with fertile, well-drained soil. Once planted, keep the roots evenly moist to encourage strong root growth. Prune the shrub after flowering to encourage growth and flower production the following year. Ideally, the canes that have just produce flowers should be pruned to the first out-facing bud.
Philadelphus Schneesturm is a valued addition to any landscape. Its fragrant blooms are not only eye-catching but also attract a bevy of butterflies to the garden.
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