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Spiraea × vanhouttei ‘Pink Ice’ (Vanhoutte Spirea)

Vanhoutte Spirea 'Pink Ice', Bridalwreath 'Pink Ice', Bridal Wreath Spirea 'Pink Ice'

Spiraea × vanhouttei 'Pink Ice', Vanhoutte Spirea 'Pink Ice', Bridalwreath 'Pink Ice', White Flowers, Bridal Wreath Spirea 'Pink Ice'

Noted for its stunning variegated foliage, Spiraea × vanhouttei ‘Pink Ice’ (Vanhoutte Spirea) is a bushy, mounding, deciduous shrub with elliptic, pale green leaves heavily speckled with white and tinged pink. This variegation tends to green out in summer, but this spirea is still a pretty choice for the landscape. In spring to early summer, abundant domed clusters of tiny white flowers grace the tips of the stems. Hardy and easy to care for, this flowering shrub is perfect for foundation plantings and hedges.

  • Grows up to 3-4 ft. tall (90-120 cm) and 3-5 ft. wide (90-150 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. Some drought tolerance once established.
  • Perfect choice for borders, foundation plantings, hedges, or as a specimen plant.
  • Attracts butterflies but is ignored by deer.
  • No serious pest and disease problems. Watch for leaf spot, fire blight, powdery mildew, root rot, aphids, leaf roller, and scale.
  • Prune as needed immediately after flowering.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer
  • Native to Canada, China, United States

Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Spiraea
Common names Vanhoutte Spirea, Bridal Wreath Spirea, Spirea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spacing 36" - 60"
(90cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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Alternative Plants to Consider

Spiraea japonica (Japanese Spirea)
Spiraea tomentosa (Steeplebush)
Spiraea betulifolia (Birchleaf Spirea)
Spiraea splendens (Rose Meadowsweet)
Spiraea alba (White Meadowsweet)
Spiraea x cinerea ‘Grefsheim’ (Garland Spirea)

Recommended Companion Plants

Polygonatum odoratum ‘Variegatum’ (Solomon’s Seal)
Galium odoratum (Sweet Woodruff)
Salix integra ‘Hakuro-Nishiki’ (Dappled Willow)
Allium hollandicum ‘Purple Sensation’ (Ornamental Onion)

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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.
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Requirements

Hardiness 3 - 9
Heat Zones 1 - 8
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, A1, A2, A3
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Rosaceae
Genus Spiraea
Common names Vanhoutte Spirea, Bridal Wreath Spirea, Spirea
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Mid, Late)
Summer (Early)
Height 3' - 4'
(90cm - 120cm)
Spread 3' - 5'
(90cm - 150cm)
Spacing 36" - 60"
(90cm - 150cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Average
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Drought, Deer
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Beds And Borders, Hedges And Screens
Garden Styles Traditional Garden, Coastal Garden, Informal and Cottage, City and Courtyard
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