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Spiraea veitchii

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height2m to 4m
  • Spread1.5m to 3.5m
  • Growth HabitUpright arching
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourReddish green

Description

Spiraea veitchii. This is an upright deciduous shrub with elliptic to oblong mid green entire leaves. The bowl-shaped white flowers are borne in dense corymbs or panicles in early summer to late summer.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

W & C China

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

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilBoggy
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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