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Spiraea × vanhouttei

Vanhoutte spiraea

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  • Spiraea × vanhouttei | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Spiraea × vanhouttei | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height1.2m to 2m
  • Spread1.5m to 2m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Spiraea × vanhouttei (Vanhoutte spiraea). This is a compact deciduous shrub, which bears dense clusters of white flowers in late spring and early summer. The leaves are dark green and diamond-shaped.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Garden origin

Interest and use

Banks, specimen, ornamental, hedging, border, cutting bed. Summer interest.

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  • Spiraea × vanhouttei | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilBoggy
  • 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, in full sun (but sheltered from hot sun, especially in warm summer areas).

Propagation

Propagation is from cuttings in the summer.

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