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Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

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Spiraea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

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 CharacteristicsUse almost anywhere, including the back of a large border.

CareGrow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil.

PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in summer

ProblemsDieback, fireblight, powdery mildew, and Cylindrocladium leaf spot can affect it. Also watch for weevils, scale insects, and aphids.

  • Genus : Spiraea
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Summer
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
  • Flower Color : White

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