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Spiraea thunbergii/Baby's Breath Spirea

Spiraea thunbergii / Spiraea thunbergii
Foliage of baby's breath spirea
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Foliage of baby's breath spirea

Tiny white flowers on this spirea

Spring flowers and emerging spring foliage

Spring flowers

Flowers and foliage

Shrub in full bloom with tiny flowers

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Scientific Name: Spiraea thunbergii
Common Name: Baby's Breath Spirea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 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: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This is a very bushy deciduous shrub that produces a lot of twiggy growth and long stems of tiny white flowers in early spring. Prune spireas after they bloom in the spring. Remove old non-flowering canes to encourage new growth. Provide full sunlight and a well drained soil.