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Spiraea x vanhouttei
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b
Vanhoutte spirea is a spring garden classic. It fits well into larger landscapes, like the farmhouse gardens that have relied on bridal wreath spirea for decades for its fountainlike show of white blooms in mid-spring. Its graceful, arching branches are another feature. Planted en masse, it creates a lovely hedge or provides screening.
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Woody Ornamentals - Flowering Shrubs
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 8 to 10 feet tall, 10 to 12 feet wide
Growth Habit:   Arching
Features:   Easy To Grow
Deer Resistant, Tolerates Salt
Attracts:   Butterflies
Garden Ideas:   
Entryway
Flower features:    Showy Flowers, Profuse Flowering
Clusters of white flowers that bloom in spring
Foliage type and color:    Deciduous, Green
Landscape Uses:    Beds
Accent, Border, Mass Planting
Vanhoutte Spirea is a Low maintenance plant
Growth Size:   Medium Shrub - 8 to 10 feet tall, 10 to 12 feet wide
Growth Rate:   Medium
Spacing:   10-12 ft apart
Exposure:   Full Sun
Watering:   Moderate
Soil Types:   Neutral to Alkaline   Well-Drained   Adapted to most soil types
General Plant Care:    Care for your shrubs includes monitoring for pests and diseases, periodically checking soil moisture, and providing fertilizer as needed. In general, plants that have sufficient water and the correct amount of fertilizer tend to not have as many pest and disease problems. Water new plants weekly during the growing season in the first year, and as needed after that.
General Planting Tips:    Choose a site suited to your plant's light, soil, and space needs. Dig a hole twice as wide but no deeper than the container. Remove plant from container and loosen roots slightly. Place the plant in the hole. If using slow-release (coated) fertilizer, you may add it according to package directions at this time. Add soil back to the hole, ensuring the top of the soil from the container is even with the surrounding soil. Water well, and add more soil if needed. Add 2-3 inches of mulch around plant, taking care to keep away from stem or trunk. See our FAQ page for more details on Mulching.
General Fertilizing Tips:    Once in spring with a slow-release fertilizer recommended for this plant (shrub, tree) at a rate according to package directions.
General Pruning suggestions:    Spring-flowering shrubs and trees bloom on buds that formed on growth from the previous season, also known as “old wood.” Do not prune these plants in late winter or before they bloom in early spring! If you do, you will be cutting off the flower buds. If pruning is needed, do it in late spring, soon after the shrub has finished blooming. This will allow time for new growth and buds to form in late summer and fall, which will bear another season of blooms next spring.
USDA Hardiness Zones: 3a to 8b

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