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Spiraea cantoniensis 'Lanceolata'/Double Reeves Spirea

Spiraea cantoniensis 'Lanceolata' / Spiraea cantoniensis 'Lanceolata'
Large white flowers
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Large white flowers

Clusters of flowers

A mature specimen in bloom in early spring about the time that many azaleas bloom

Specimen plant growing between two azaleas


Long floriferous canes

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Scientific Name: Spiraea cantoniensis 'Lanceolata'
Common Name: Double Reeves Spirea
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 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:
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Comments: This spirea is reported to produce leaves with double toothed margins and larger clusters of flowers than the regular species. For the most part, spireas are relatively easy to grow and live for many years with old, non-productive canes are removed periodically immediately after flowering. This encourages new shoot growth from the bottom of the plant. Never cut back or shear spireas because this kind of pruning destroys the natural form of the plant. Remove canes at ground level only. Plant in full sunlight and in soil that is well drained, although spireas will tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. Fortunately, they do not have any major insect and disease pests.