Spiraea x vanhouttei
- Common Name(s):
- Vanhoutte spirea
Spiraea × vanhouttei, called Vanhoutte spirea or bridalwreath, is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub with branching that arches gracefully toward the ground. It is a hybrid cross between S. trilobata x S. cantoniensis. Genus name comes from the Greek word speira meaning wreath in reference to the showy flower clusters seen on most shrubs in the genus. Drought tolerant; very hardy; moderate to rapid growth.
Wildlife Value: This plant is seldom damaged by deer.
- 5-8 ft.
- Alternate, simple dark green leaves; 0.7 to 1.7 in. long
- Profuse white flowers on 1 to 2 in. umbel in spring
- Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except wet
- Rounded top; vase to fountain shape; arching branches; broad mound
- 10-12 ft.
NCCES plant id: 1788