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Spiraea aruncus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to July
  • Height0.7m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourCreamy white
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Spiraea aruncus. This is a dioecious perennial producing bipinnate, toothed, mid green leaves with ovate leaflets. Creamy-white flowers are borne in loose panicles in early and mid summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Semi-evergreen, Shrub

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)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

They will thrive in most garden conditions, 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 from cuttings in the summer.

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