- 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).
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 8
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.
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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