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Spiraea ‘Snow White’

Spiraea

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Spiraea ‘Snow White’ (Spiraea). Also called S. trichocarpa 'Snow White'. This bushy, deciduous shrub has arching shoots and ovate, bright green leaves. In late spring and early summer, there are corymbs of small, cup-shaped, white flowers.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Other common names

Bridal wreath

Origin

Europe, Asia, N.America and Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for their mass of small, bee-attracting flowers and in some species, their foliage. Suitable for northern and eastern aspects. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy and they will thrive in most garden conditions and they will prefer a warm summer. Grow them in moist, well-drained soil and sheltered from hot sun, especially in warm summer areas.

Propagation

Propagation is by division between late autumn and early spring, other species and cultivars are propagated by softwood cuttings in the summer.

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