Spirea

Blooming Spirea

Blooming Spirea

Latin name: Spirea

Variety: Unknown, White blossoms in late May

Location: Front garden

Origin:

Description:

  • large showy flowering bush
  • slender panicles
  • Does not like alkaline soils

Maintenance: Prune back as much as 1/3 in early spring before growth; Add layer of compost out to dripline each spring; Add 2 inch layer of mulch to retain moisture and control weeks. Deadhead spent flowers to induce second bloom in 3 weeks.

Zone: 3-8

Sources:

http://www.garden.org/plantguide/?q=show&id=2103

 

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