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!
Duration: 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
Maintenance Category: Easy
Blooms On: Old Wood
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Late Spring
Hardiness Zones: 4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
Water Category: Average
Uses: Border Plant
Cut Flower
Good for Screening
Mass Planting
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