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Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ spy-REE-ah nip-PON-ih-kah Synonyms: var. tosaensis of gardens Genus: Spiraea
This fast-growing, upright specimen has very attractive small, blunt, dark blue-green leaves and arching branches. Bowl-shaped, pure white flowers are borne midsummer in large numbers. They attract butterflies. 
Noteworthy characteristics: Use almost anywhere, including the back of a large border.
Care: Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil.
Propagation: Take greenwood cuttings in summer
Problems: Dieback, fireblight, powdery mildew, and Cylindrocladium leaf spot can affect it. Also watch for weevils, scale insects, and aphids.
Height 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest Summer Interest
Type Shrubs

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