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Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
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sherrilosee
May 19, 2017 5:24 PM CST
This pic was taken a couple weeks ago from my car. It's planted along a mile stretch of median, so must be tough! Never saw it before even though I only moved a half zone south from Chicago to Bloomington, Indiana, last year. I like it! What is it?
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 19, 2017 5:32 PM CST
Well, you snapped that photo while you were doing about 65 miles per hour, right? Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
At that speed my best guess would be Bridalwreath Spirea (Spiraea prunifolia). Thumbs up
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
Sedums Region: Indiana Ferns Orchids Bromeliad Plays in the sandbox
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sherrilosee
May 19, 2017 5:45 PM CST
greene said: Well, you snapped that photo while you were doing about 65 miles per hour, right? Whistling Rolling on the floor laughing
At that speed my best guess would be Bridalwreath Spirea (Spiraea prunifolia). Thumbs up


No, silly! I was only going 60!! Rolling on the floor laughing Hmmm . . . I thought Bridalwreath Spirea had more droopy flowers. In fact, I've been calling THIS shrub "my beautiful Bridalwreath Spirea" since we moved here. Now, I'm thinking it's NOT, LOL!!



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Name: Cindy
Hobart, IN zone 5
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Shadegardener
May 19, 2017 5:53 PM CST
Sherri - I do think you have bridal wreath spirea. The droopy stems are dreamy when they're blooming. I've coveted one for years instead of those other spirea trimmed into round balls or other geometric shapes.
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Name: greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
May 19, 2017 5:59 PM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing Only 60. Thumbs up Good one! I'm only guessing at the Spirea. :shrug:

Some varieties of Spirea are more upright. I like the old fashioned kind that cascade - I used to sit under the Bridal Wreath to read books when I was a kid, watch the 'snow' fall all around me.

Bloomington uses Snowmound Spirea (I looked it up) so maybe that's it. ???
If you drive by, or walk by nice and slow and take some detailed photos we could get a better look.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
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sherrilosee
May 19, 2017 8:28 PM CST
Shadegardener said:Sherri - I do think you have bridal wreath spirea. The droopy stems are dreamy when they're blooming. I've coveted one for years instead of those other spirea trimmed into round balls or other geometric shapes.

Oh, good! That's what I thought it was! Thanks, Shadegardener!
We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~
Name: Sherri Losee
Bloomington, IN (Zone 6a)
Sedums Region: Indiana Ferns Orchids Bromeliad Plays in the sandbox
Foliage Fan Cat Lover Dog Lover Daylilies Butterflies Birds
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sherrilosee
May 19, 2017 8:30 PM CST
greene said: Rolling on the floor laughing Only 60. Thumbs up Good one! I'm only guessing at the Spirea. :shrug:

Some varieties of Spirea are more upright. I like the old fashioned kind that cascade - I used to sit under the Bridal Wreath to read books when I was a kid, watch the 'snow' fall all around me.

Bloomington uses Snowmound Spirea (I looked it up) so maybe that's it. ???
If you drive by, or walk by nice and slow and take some detailed photos we could get a better look.


Greene, that's it!! Thank you!!

We are stardust, we are golden;
and we've got to get ourselves back to the garden. ~ Joni Mitchell ~

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