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Bridal Wreath Spiraea

Scientific name: Spiraea prunifolia

Type:Deciduous shrubs
Plant Requirements
Zone:4 to 9
Sun:Full to partial sun
Plant Characteristics
Height:8 ft
Width:8 ft
Bloom:Showy flowers
Bloom Time:April to May
Bloom Color:White
Additional Characteristics



Wildlife value

Description The pure white flowers of Bridal Wreath Spirea are born in long sprays that can be fashioned into wreaths and worn on the head for a special occasion, hence the name.

This is a deciduous shrub which grows to 8’ in height and as wide. The foliage is borne on shiny brown stems. The leaves are deciduous and 1”-2” long (ovate shape) with finely toothed margins. The leaves are glossy dark green during the summer but turn gold and orange in the fall if the plant is in full sun.

The flowers are snowy white and double, about a third of an inch in diameter and produced all along the stems in open corymbs of 3-6. Each cluster is about 2.5 inches across. Flowers appear from April to May.

If left alone, Bridal Wreath Spirea grows into a graceful, open, arching shrub with some branches drooping all the way to the ground.

Grow Bridal Wreath Spirea in full sun to partial shade.

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