Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Tried and Trouble-free Recommended by 8 Professionals
Common Name: spirea
Type: Deciduous shrub
Family: Rosaceae
Zone: 3 to 8
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Spread: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Bloom Time: May to June
Bloom Description: White
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Water: Medium
Maintenance: Low
Suggested Use: Hedge
Flower: Showy
Attracts: Butterflies
Tolerate: Deer, Erosion, Clay Soil

Culture

Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates a wide range of soils. Prune after flowering.

Noteworthy Characteristics

This spirea cultivar is a dense, upright, compact, mounded deciduous shrub which typically grows to 2-4' tall with a similar spread. Profuse white flowers in small corymbs cover the arching stems of this plant in late spring. Flowers and leaves all appear on the same side of the arching branches. Flowers are attractive to butterflies. Narrow, dark blue-green foliage. A Royal Horticutural Society of Great Britain Award of Garden Merit plant.

Problems

No serious insect or disease problems. Susceptible to many of the diseases and insects that attack other members of the rose family, including leaf spots, fireblight, powdery mildew, rots, aphids, leaf roller and scale.

Garden Uses

Effective in borders, foundation plantings or hedges.