Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

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

Overview

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
Uses
Beds and Borders
Seasonal Interest
Summer Interest
Type
Shrubs

Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’