Grefsheim Spirea (Spiraea x cineria ‘Grefsheim’)
Romantic beauty, the graceful Grefsheim Spirea (Spiraea x cineria ‘Grefsheim’) is an ornamental shrub and one of the loveliest early flowering Spireas available today! Your Grefsheim Spirea is a show-stopper when it bursts into bloom each spring. Rarely will you see such a stunning display of pristine, white floral perfection as you will when your Grefsheim drapes itself in the tiny white flowers that line its arching branches!
As spring slides into summer, the blue-tinted hue of the narrow, green leaves takes over, filling out your Grefsheim Spirea for a full, compact appearance. When autumn arrives, the green foliage surrenders to the reddish-brown shades of the season, for one last gasp of color before winter’s rest. Birds adore sheltering and nesting in the dense branching!
Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8, these are cold-hardy plants that really show their stuff all spring! Pollinators adore these blooms and you’ll enjoy the steady green foliage as a backdrop and screening plant for the rest of the growing season. Grefsheim Spirea is a dense, rounded vase-shaped shrub with arching branches. It will grow 4-5 feet in height with an equal spread.
Plant one in your front yard where friends and neighbors will be sure to pause to take in its spring majesty. The arching form of these lovely plants begs for use in a modern and informal landscapes alike. Gently curve that row as you like to follow the contours of your landscape as a hedge, windbreak and shelterbelt. Try 3, 5 or 7 of them planted in a loose triangle or zig-zag along the length of a garden bed or berm planting. Add a garden sculpture and you’ll have a magnificent focal point.
These romantic shrubs look fantastic as a single specimen at the corner of your foundation to anchor a planting. Allow it to spread out for the best results! When out of bloom, Grefsheim is a large shrub with a clean delicate look. This is a taller selection best used as a border plant, privacy hedge or to add a bold texture to the background of the garden or the outside perimeter of a sunny woodland garden.
Grefsheim Spirea is tolerant of a variety of soil types and prefers full sun. Butterflies and other pollinators love it, but deer tend to leave it alone. It’s fast-growing and requires minimal care. Once established, they like moderate moisture and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to insulate the roots and keep moisture more regulated. Prune after flowering to clean the shrub once the flowers fade.
All in all, the Grefsheim Spirea is an outstanding ornamental shrub with exceptional features.
|Common name||Grefsheim Spirea|
|Botanical name||Spiraea x cineria 'Grefsheim'|
|Height||4 - 5 ft.|
|Width||4 - 5 ft.|
|Soil condition||Widely Adaptable|
|Pruning time||After Flowering|