Philadelphus microphyllus 'Desert Snow'
Common Name Littleleaf Mock Orange, June Bride
Latin Name Philadelphus microphyllus
Native Habitat Southwest deserts 3,000 to 9,000 feet
Soil Dry, decomposed granite, sand, clay loam low in organic content, well drained
Water Once or twice per moth depending on soil
Height X Width 1 foot X 1 foot
Protective Mechanism None
Leaves Evergreen, green color
Garden Suitability Sonoran, Fragrance, Mountain
Ornamental Value Long grass-like leaves, small white flowers March through May with fragrance of pineapples
Nature Value Birds use flowers
Native American Uses Fruit eaten, leaves and flowers used as soap
Links  
    Images and data http://www.calflora.net/bloomingplants/littleleavedmockorange.html
    Nursery, images and data http://www.highcountrygardens.com/catalog/product/77002/
    Images http://www.swcoloradowildflowers.com/White%20Enlarged%20Photo%20Pages/philadelphus%20microphyllus.htm
    Nursery, images and data http://www.bonvivantnursery.com/display.cgi?code=01F-0003
    Seeds, images, and data http://www.plantsofthesouthwest.com/cgi-bin/plantview.cgi?_recordnum=1279
    Distribution map http://plants.usda.gov/java/profile?symbol=PHMI4
    Data http://www.pfaf.org/database/plants.php?Philadelphus+microphyllus
    Images and data http://www.hort.usu.edu/PlantGuide/html/Shrubs_and_Trees/Philadelphus_microphyllus.htm
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