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Spiraea canescens

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  • Spiraea canescens | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Spiraea canescens | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsJuly to August
  • Height2.25m to 3.5m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourWhite-cream
  • Leaf ColourGrey green

Description

Spiraea canescens. This is an upright, deciduous shrub with elliptic to obovate grey green leaves. The cup-shaped, creamy white flowers are borne in corymbs in mid summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Himalayas

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)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • 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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