Wedding Cake® Spirea Spiraea nipponica
- Part Sun to 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).
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:DeerRabbits
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:36 - 42 InchesSpacing:36 - 42 InchesSpread:36 - 42 InchesFlower Colors:WhiteFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:Blue-greenHabit:MoundedContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Part Sun to SunLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SummerBloom Time:Late SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8bWater Category:AverageUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses:Good for ScreeningUses:LandscapeUses:Mass PlantingUses:Specimen or Focal PointMaintenance 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