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Wedding Cake® Spirea Spiraea nipponica

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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
42" 42"
Height
36 - 42"
Spread
36 - 42"

This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8

Hardy Zones

Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.

  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
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    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 PBRAF
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