Snow Storm Spirea

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This is Snow Storm Spirea. I’m also growing Pink Parasols but it hasn’t bloomed yet.  I planted it last year and it’s been a slow grower for me. It’s only about 3 feet tall and I’m about ready to trim the old blooms off. Hopefully the fertilizing I did earlier and a better watering schedule will help it grow a good bit more. The blooms are beautiful. The above picture is a close-up of the one blooming in my yard. Below are stock photos from Proven Winners Plants

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Fall Color

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Plant Overview
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Spirea


A snow storm in April! It is possible with this very unique and showy new European Spirea. Noted for its massive white dome-shaped blooms up to 6 to 8 inches across and superb autumn color. Appearing in early to mid-summer the pure white blooms will lighten up your garden and contrast wonderfully with the bluish-green leaves. Watch for a blaze of orange and red leaves in fall. The plant is sturdy and holds its blooms up in a neat fashion. Adaptable and easy to grow, this low-maintenance shrub is useful to both the professional landscaper and homeowner. Deer-resistant
Plant Details
Growing Tips
Well drained soil is best. Best if pruned after flowering. To promote continued flowering deadhead (remove faded flower clusters.) Medium moisture. Deciduous shrub. Fertilize in early spring by applying a slow release fertilizer specialized for trees & shrubs. Follow the label for recommended rate of application.Exposure
Full sun

Height
36-48″

Spacing
36-48″

Hardy Temp
-30°F (-34°C)

Uses
Use Snow Storm as a specimen or in large masses to create a wonderful effect. Use it in the back of the perennial garden or in the shrub border. Good as an informal hedge or as a foundation planting.

Features
Masses of snow white flowers in early spring. Foliage turns orange red in autumn. Great for mass plantings. Deer resistant.

6 Comments Add yours

  1. James Thomson says:

    I really like the looks of this plant and had found it at a local nursery. I want to put it in a spot that gets three hours of full mid – noon day sun in Spring and more than five hours in the high summer, again in the mid noon-day hours. I’m wondering if this plant can do well with this full sun but limited by hours. Any feedback from other readers would be appreciated.

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    1. James, It did better for me this year. Mine is growing in about the same location as you speak of above. I took some pictures of it today and will post about it this week. It is blooming beautifully. It is a bit leggy and I put a bench in front of it to help support it some. That area is on the dry side and it looks a bit haggled in mid summer in my zone 7a heat and humidity. Not the prettiest thing for greenery. It will droop.

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  2. Genevieve says:

    Lovely! I haven’t seen that one here yet. Thanks for introducing me to this beauty, Anna!
    I know it will do lots better for you than me. And…you are super talented and will think of a gazillion more combos for it.

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  3. Cathy says:

    I love the white flowers and that is so neat how it changes to the fall colors during the fall season.
    My favorite season is fall, I can’t help it the colors are
    too beautiful.
    My favorite season is Autumn also. I adore pumpkins and those earthy colors.

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  4. Phillip (UK) says:

    Very nice. Bridal Wreath is my favourite.
    Bridal Wreath is very pretty. This one isn’t old enough to compare yet. Last year it didn’t do much of anything but it was so hot and dry. Maybe it just needed to get a good root system to produce some big blooms like that.

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