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Spiraea x vanhouttei

Common Name(s):
Vanhoutte spirea
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

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.

Height:
5-8 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple dark green leaves; 0.7 to 1.7 in. long
Flower:
Profuse white flowers on 1 to 2 in. umbel in spring
Zones:
3-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except wet
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded top; vase to fountain shape; arching branches; broad mound
Width:
10-12 ft.
Tags:
hardy, cpp, deciduous, drought tolerant, deer resistant, showy

NCCES plant id: 1788

Spiraea x vanhouttei Spiraea x vanhouttei flower cluster
Beautifulcataya, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Spiraea x vanhouttei Spiraea x vanhouttei
Arthur Chapman, CC BY-NC-SA - 2.0
Spiraea x vanhouttei Spiraea x vanhouttei close-up of leaves
Maggie, CC BY-NC-2.0
Spiraea x vanhouttei Spiraea x vanhouttei flower close-up
Paul Goeltz, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0