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Spiraea x vanhouttei/Vanhoutte Spirea

Spiraea x vanhouttei / Spiraea x vanhouttei
Bluish-green, ginkgo-shaped leaves distinguishing characteristic of this spirea
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Bluish-green, ginkgo-shaped leaves distinguishing characteristic of this spirea

Close-up image of flowers

Specimen plant with tall arching branches

This spirea blooms much later than all of the other spireas

Specimen shrub in full bloom in mid spring

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Scientific Name: Spiraea x vanhouttei
Common Name: Vanhoutte 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: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This spirea produces blue green foliage and ginkgo shaped foliage. This species blooms much later than the other four or five popular spireas. Remove old non-flowering canes to encourage new fresh growth in spring. Fertilize spireas in late winter just before new growth begins. These deciduous shrubs have few insect and disease pests.