- Double white flowers
- Colorful fall foliage
- Low maintenance
Talk about a showstopper! Every year around April your Bridalwreath Spirea (Spiraea prunifolia) covers its arching branches with doubled white blooms, transforming bare branches into steamers of white flowers. It never fails to draw comments from people.
That attention-getting look, coupled with the fact that this plant is a breeze to grow, has made this a favorite in American gardens for over a century. In some rural parts of the country you can still come across fields where the houses that stood there are long gone, but their Bridalwreath Spirea is still growing and blooming every year.
Once the flowers are gone, the plant covers itself in blue-green leaves until fall, when the leaves turn yellow, orange and purple. Even when it drops its leaves for the winter, the elegantly arched branches stand out in your landscape.
Besides Bridalwreath making a great single specimen plant, it will shine in your perennial border or take your breath away as a tall, property defining hedge.
Bridalwreath Spirea is truly a low-maintenance shrub with no problems! It requires full sun and makes do with average soil. It can be left to grow naturally, but is happy to have some pruning if you prefer.