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- Latin Name- Spiraea Prunifolia Hardy Planting Zone- 4-9 Mature Height- 4-10 ft Width- 2-3'ft , Sun or Shade- Full Sun
bridal wreath spirea
Bridal Wreath Spireas are characterized by its signature little white flowers. It typically blooms from late spring to midsummer, with most of its blossoms appearing in by mid-spring. The plant is prevalent among decorators not only because it is beautiful, but also because it requires very low maintenance. You will just need to take extra care when planting it; make sure the hole is the appropriate size. It has a sizable ball of roots that will require a relatively large one. During this procedure, you will also want to make sure the soil is healthy. If not, it may need the application of compost.
Put some of the compost not only on top but surround the roots of the plant. Throughout the summers, you will want to keep tabs one the rain. If it rains less than 1 inch in a week, you will want to water them. At the end of summer, you will want to begin the process of trimming them to make way for the next round. Sometimes shaving one will mean a White Bridal Wreath blooms right away. Besides its most common name, Bridal Wreath Spirea, it is also called Popcorn Spirea and Shoe Button Spirea.
The species Spirea originally came from China, Korea, and Taiwan. Its branches tend to curve way over toward the ground. Its leaves are oval-shaped and have soft hairs. In addition to the white flowers, it also bears small, brown follicles. One of the reasons for their popularity is that they tend to attract butterflies. Although they do best in the well drained soil, the Bridal Wreath Spirea is very hardy and can withstand long droughts. Although some exist, it also does not have a lot of insects and diseases that afflict it. As the name implies it is great for flower arrangements, particularly wedding flower arrangements.