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Spiraea prunifolia/Bridal Wreath Spirea

Spiraea prunifolia / Spiraea prunifolia
Small flowers tightly packed along long stems
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Small flowers tightly packed along long stems

Growth of an unclipped specimen showing the long slender stems in full spring bloom

Specimen plant in full bloom in very early spring

Tall stems of flowers

A well established planting

Spring flowers

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Scientific Name: Spiraea prunifolia
Common Name: Bridal Wreath Spirea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This spirea is among the most popular of the early spring flowering shrubs. Small white flowers are clusters along long arching stems. To keep spireas growing and thrifty for many years, prune out in the spring old, non-productive canes to encourage new growth.