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Spiraea nipponica - 'Snowmound' (Bridal Wreath, Spiraea)

Spiraea nipponica - 'Snowmound' (Bridal Wreath, Spiraea)
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Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Hedging & Screening, Deciduous, Flowering
Form Spreading arching
Size Medium Border Plant (50-180cm height)
Colours White Flowers (Summer), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Spiraea nipponica Description

This early flowering Spiraea produces a profusion of white blossom in late spring, and bears silver green foliage. Ideal as low hedge or in a the border this dense shrub produces arching stems. 1m high x 1m wide.


Spiraea nipponica - Cultivation Notes

Birdal Wreath will flourish in a variety of garden soils but some struggle in very chalky soils. Preferring full sun, Spiraea's will also tolerate some shade but may produce less blossom as a result. Fully hardy this shrub will tolerate some exposure and taller up right varieties can be grown as a loose hedge or screen. Prune after flowering, removing older wood and spent flowers. Mulch occasionally to feed.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Spiraea nipponica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • Attractive autumn colour
  • Attracts wildlife to feed or nest
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Suitable for hedging or topiary
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Spiraea nipponica:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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Common Missspellings: Spirea, Spyrea, Spiria, Spyria

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