The Bridal White Spirea is a flowering shrub that creates a cascading waterfall of white flowers as it blooms in mid spring. Blooming is on old wood, so any pruning should be done after flowering.

Plant Profile
Botanical Name Spiraea prunifolia
Features The Bridal White Spirea is a flowering shrub that creates a cascading waterfall of white flowers as it blooms in mid spring. Blooming is on old wood, so any pruning should be done after flowering.
Exposure Full sun
Hardiness Zone USDA Zones 5-8
Mature Size 6’ Tall, 6’ Wide
Genus Description Spiraea is a genus of about 80 species of deciduous or semi-evergreen shrubs found in rocky places, thickets, woodland, at woodland margins, and on riverbanks, widely distributed in N. temperate regions of Europe, Asia, and North America, including Mexico. The alternate leaves are entire, toothed, or lobed, and are decorative in some species. Spireas are cultivated mainly for their terminal, umbel-like racemes, panicles, cymes, or corymbs of small, mostly saucer-, cup-, or bowl-shaped, white, yellow, pink, or purple flowers; these are ¼ - ½ in across, sometimes slightly larger, and are profusely borne in spring or summer. The prunifolia specie (Bridalwreath) is an arching, deciduous shrub with ovate, finely toothed leaves, to 1 ¾ in long, glossy, bright green above, gray-downy beneath, turning bronze-yellow to red in autumn. Double white flowers are produced in stalkless corymbs, to 2 ½ in across, on short laterals along the shoots, in mid and late spring.
Care Tips
Cultivation Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun. Cut back flowered shoots to strong buds or young lower or basal growth, annually, after flowering. On established plants, cut back about one-third to one-fifth of old shoots to the base, to promote replacement growth.
Pests and Diseases Can be affected by dieback, fireblight, powdery mildew, and Cylindrocladium leaf spot. Weevils, scale insects, and aphids can occur.

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