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Spiraea prunifolia (Bridal Wreath)

Bridal Wreath, Bridal Wreath Spiraea, Bridalwreath Spirea


Noted for its gorgeous spring blooms and brilliant fall color, Spiraea prunifolia (Bridal Wreath) is an upright, clumping, deciduous shrub with gracefully arching branches. In early to mid spring, a profusion of double white flowers held in clusters of 3-6 blossoms appear along the naked branches. The foliage of small, elliptic to ovate, finely-toothed, shiny dark green leaves warms up to attractive shades of red, orange and yellow in the fall.

  • Grows with an open, loose habit up to 4-9 ft. tall (120-270 cm) and 6-8 ft. wide (180-240 cm).
  • A full sun lover, this plant is easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates light shade as well as a wide range of soil conditions. Drought tolerant once established.
  • Perfect choice for borders, foundation plantings or as a sumptuous specimen plant.
  • Deer resistant
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Watch for leaf spot, fire blight, powdery mildew, root rot, aphids, leaf roller and scale.
  • Prune to shape as required after flowering.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings or by seed
  • Native to Asia

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Spiraea - Spirea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Fall
Height 4' – 9' (120cm – 270cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Heat Zones 1 – 10
Climate Zones 1A, 1B, 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, A1, A2, A3, H1, H2
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Spiraea - Spirea
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid)
Fall
Height 4' – 9' (120cm – 270cm)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 96" (240cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Deer, Drought
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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