Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’ http://www.baileynurseries.comSpiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’Photo/Illustration: Courtesy of Bailey Nurseries 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 (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. 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’View the discussion thread.