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Spiraea cantoniensis/Reeves Spirea

Spiraea cantoniensis / Spiraea cantoniensis
Close-up of clusters ofdouble flower which occur on newer selections
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Close-up of clusters ofdouble flower which occur on newer selections

Mass planting in full spring bloom

A large natural, unclipped form of the Reeves spirea

Long heavily laden branches of flowers

Expect this type of floral display only in full sunlight with well drained soils

Long arching branches a special feature

Close-up image of flowers

Mass of flowers in early spring

Very close-up image of white flowers

Large, mature shrub in full bloom

Early spring bloom

n established plant of a selection from yester-year

Flowers of selections old timey may have single flowers with yellowish centers

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Scientific Name: Spiraea cantoniensis
Common Name: Reeves Spirea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This is an excellent deciduous shrub that produces long arching branches with clusters of white flowers in early spring. Autumn foliage color can be quite attractive. Spireas are basically care-free but perform best in full sunlight and a fertile well drained soil.