Bridal Wreath Spirea - Spiraea prunifolia
Bridal Wreath Spirea
Bridal Wreath Spirea, or Spiraea prunifolia, is a hardy, flowering plant that provides your landscape with color regardless of the season. In spring, the plant blooms with double flowers that are pure white. The bright flowers are responsible for the plant's common name. The flowers can be used for bridal wreaths, but more practically they bloom near patios, windows or add depth to a border area or boundary.
Spirea can be cultivated as a border bush, a small tree, a specimen plant or as a hedge. Hardy to U.S. Zones 5 through 8, the plant changes with the seasons. The white flowers fade by summer to reveal bright green foliage. The greens turn to red, orange and a range of shades in between, from red-orange to a bright yellowish orange depending on variety. Once the leaves fall, the plant's arching branches provide a delicate winter silhouette.
The bush can reach heights up to 8 feet. For this reason, a single plant can be shaped into a specimen tree where it will become a focal point in a small garden. Mature bushes and trees have a naturally rounded shape that benefits from seasonal pruning. This plant is easy to maintain and does well in dry areas or regions with light soil. In other areas, gardeners should ensure that the shrub receives adequate drainage. With easy care and optimal landscape sitting, the bush can live and thrive for decades.
Bridal Wreath Spirea, or Spiraea prunifolia, is a low maintenance shrub that produces a showy white bloom in the Spring. This deciduous shrub loves sunlight and grows best in well-drained, medium moisture soils. This shrub usually grows to be 4 to 8 feet tall with 4 to 8 feet spread. This plant attracts butterflies and tolerates deer. It also tolerates some shade and drought.
Zone 5 to 8
These shrub ships bare root without foliage during dormancy.