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Spiraea nipponica

Snowmound spiraea

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  • Spiraea nipponica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Spiraea nipponica | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1.5m to 2.5m
  • Spread2m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Spiraea nipponica (Snowmound spiraea). This is an upright to spreading deciduous shrub which will reach 1.8m high and wide. It has rounded leaves and are finely serrated. In the early summer, it bears pure white flowers in neat, round heads which are crowded along the branches. The foliage growth is dense and looks good during the season when the flowers are not present. The branches have a reddish-brown tint and will make an attractive silhouette even in the winter.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

Ornamental, fragrance, hedging, border, cutting bed, banks, specimen. Summer interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

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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