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Wedding Cake® Spirea Spiraea nipponica

Exposure
  • Part Sun to Sun
  • Sun

The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).

Flower Season
  • Spring
Mature Size
4' 4'
Height
3' - 4'
Spread
3' - 4'
  • Details

    Features

    An improved version of the classic spring-blooming spirea.

    Every spring, landscapes everywhere are graced with romantic white-flowering spirea like this one. Wedding Cake® spirea, however, is a smaller, more compact plant than its old-fashioned cousins, making it perfectly suited to any sized yard. Neat, blue-green foliage sets off the pure white flower clusters, and the plant has a rounded, rather than arching, habit that reaches just 3-4' (.9-1.2 m) tall. Lovely as a specimen or hedge!

    Resists: 
    Deer
    Rabbits

    Characteristics

    Plant Type: 
    Shrub
    Shrub Type: 
    Deciduous
    Height Category: 
    Medium
    Garden Height: 
    36 - 42 Inches
    Spacing: 
    36 - 42 Inches
    Spread: 
    36 - 42 Inches
    Flower Colors: 
    White
    Foliage Colors: 
    Green
    Foliage Shade: 
    Blue-green
    Habit: 
    Mounded
    Container Role: 
    Thriller

    Plant Needs

    Light Requirement: 
    Part Sun to Sun
    Light Requirement: 
    Sun
    Maintenance Category: 
    Easy
    Blooms On: 
    Old Wood
    Bloom Time: 
    Early Summer
    Bloom Time: 
    Late Spring
    Hardiness Zones: 
    4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
    Water Category: 
    Average
    Uses: 
    Border Plant
    Uses: 
    Cut Flower
    Uses: 
    Good for Screening
    Uses: 
    Landscape
    Uses: 
    Mass Planting
    Uses: 
    Specimen or Focal Point
    Maintenance Notes: 

    Little to no regular maintenance is required, aside from removing any dead wood each spring. If desired, trim or shape after blooming.

    Fun Facts: 

    Spirea are very tolerant of difficult conditions, including pollution, and make a great choice for urban gardeners.

    Wedding Cake® Spiraea nipponica 'SMNSNFD' USPP 28,096, Can 5,941
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    • Donna Honeycutt
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
    • Donna Honeycutt
      , Tennessee
      , United States
      , 17 weeks ago
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