Plant ID forum: Bridal Wreath Spiraea (Spiraea prunifolia); beautiful and persistent

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Apr 29, 2015 4:43 PM CST
This blooms like double-flowered baby's breath in spring along a fence in mostly shade except in spring when the trees haven't filled out. I had/have quite the job uprooting it's extensive underground network when I decided I wanted a birdbath and other plants there two years ago. It still comes up in the bed. I don't know how long its been here--over ten years is my guess. It's so pretty I can't pull it all up. What is it?


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Name: Ron
Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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rattlebox
Apr 29, 2015 6:49 PM CST
Double-flowered Mock Orange (Philadelphus sp.)?

http://www.diggingdog.com/pages2/philadelphus.php
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bamira
Apr 29, 2015 6:59 PM CST
https://www.google.cz/search?q=Philadelphus+%E2%80%98Snow+Dw...
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Apr 29, 2015 8:25 PM CST
If it's blooming now there is a double-flower Bridal Wreath Spirea/Spiraea prunifolia...but that may just be wishful thinking on my part. Always wanted one of those plants in my garden.
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Name: Ron
Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Region: Florida Hummingbirder Butterflies Bromeliad Tropicals Foliage Fan
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rattlebox
Apr 29, 2015 9:17 PM CST
Actually, I think Greene hit it:

http://www.ag.auburn.edu/hort/landscape/dbpages/383.html

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Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Apr 29, 2015 9:27 PM CST
Wish granted, Greene! That's exactly it--double bridal wreath spirea prunifolia, like at this link:http://k.b5z.net/i/u/2179088/i/plantpics/Spirea_prunifolia_closeup.jpg.

Thank you!

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