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Spiraea thunbergii

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Features

  • BloomsMay to August
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Spiraea thunbergii. This is an early flowering species, which has a dense, arching shrub. The flowers are small white, 5-petalled blossoms on thread-like stalks. The lance-like, finely serrated leaves are light green.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

E. Asia - N. China

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, specimen Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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 is from cuttings in the summer.

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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