PlantsSpiraeas→Spirea (Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 5 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: Blue-green, turning a minimally attractive yellow shade in fall.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant


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Posted by Dennis616 (SW Michigan - Zone 5a) on Jul 4, 2019 6:14 PM

Snowmound spirea is a classic. When it is small, rabbits love to eat its branches in the winter. Vigorous grower. Awesome show of blooms, but only for about a week or two.

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Moving to Tallahassee by Seacrest950 Oct 24, 2020 7:43 AM 24
Moving from small city lot to 1 acre yard with lots of "stuff" by Webbie1 Feb 3, 2019 5:19 PM 16
Another unknown common bush - 7b by pdermer1x Apr 22, 2018 9:35 AM 4

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