Plant FinderPlant Finder Graphic
Spirea 'Bridal wreath'
Spirea 'Bridal wreath'

Click to Enlarge

Zone
Zones A2, A3, 2-10, 14-21, 32-41
Full SunPartial Sun
Full, Partial
Regular Water
Moderate

Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'

Rosaceae
Deciduous, Shrubs

SPIRAEA

There are two distinct kinds of spireas: the bridal wreath type, with clusters of white flowers cascading down arching branches in spring or early summer; and the shrubby type, with pink, red, or white flowers clustered at branch ends in summer to fall. Blossoms on both types are usually single.

Spiraea japonica
Spiraea japonica

Click to Enlarge

Spiraea japonica

Native to Japan, China. Upright, shrubby spirea to 4–6 ft. tall and wide, with flat, 8-in.-wide clusters of pink flowers carried above oval, sharply toothed green leaves. Best known through its selections, which are typically lower than the species and bloom between summer and fall.

'Shirobana'

To 2–3 ft. high and wide. Red buds open to bicolored blossoms in white and deep pink.

You Might Also Like...

Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'

To 2 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide. Pink flowers. Good red fall foliage in some years.

Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'

To 2–3 ft. high and wide. Red buds open to bicolored blossoms in white and deep pink.

Clematis hybrid 'Comtesse de Bouchaud'

Bright mauve pink flowers.

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

Find Your Sunset Climate Zone

View Maps Learn More

Advertisement