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Spirea 'Bridal wreath'
Spirea 'Bridal wreath'

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Zones A1-A3, 1-11, 14-21, 29-41, 43
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Moderate

Spiraea x vanhouttei

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 x vanhouttei

Widely planted hybrid between S. cantoniensis and S. trilobata. The classic bridal wreath spirea. Arching branches form a fountain about 6 ft. high and 8 ft. wide or wider. Leafy branches are covered with circular, flattened clusters of white blossoms in mid- to late spring, continuing into early summer in colder regions. Dark green, diamond shaped leaves to 1 1/2 in. long may turn purplish in fall.

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