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This little shrub was given to me about 2 years ago. It is now about 2' tall, white flowers as you can see, not scented. Can anyone tell me what it is please?




I'd hazard a guess at a Spiraea - possibly S. nipponica. There's one called 'Snowmound'.

1 May, 2011


I agree.... almost certainly Spiraea Snowmound

1 May, 2011


Thanks Spritz and Anchorman, will it grow much more? I ask that because I wonder if it's in the right place.

1 May, 2011


No, it's a dwarf shrub. :-)

1 May, 2011


I think it will grow to about a metre but if you prune it to the required size imediately after flowering it won't grow more than about 30cm per annum.

1 May, 2011


Thanks everyone, it's great to know not only the name of plants/shrubs but also the expected height - and usually I don't know either!

2 May, 2011


I've got this, and I call it 'dwarf' as compared with other Spiraeas. ;-)

2 May, 2011


Are other Spiraeas similar Spritz, in appearance that is, and what height might others achieve? I love this one so would like to try others.

3 May, 2011


Most spireas have pink flowers and grow to 3-5 feet.

The best is "shirobana " which has white ,pink and red flowers.

another pink one is "anthony waterer"

and "little princess"

For a golden leaved variety choose "gold flame"

or "gold mound"

there is another white one, imo, even more beautiful than snowmound called "bridal wreath"

4 May, 2011


I have Spiraea arguta, which has white flowers and arching branches - that flowers in April, about 4' tall, and S. vanhoutteii 'Pink Ice' which is also a dwarf, and that's a bit like yours, except that the leaves are a pretty mixture of pink, cream and green. Otherwise, I do have some of the ones Anchorman has mentioned. I cut them hard back and that keeps them to around 3'.

4 May, 2011


Thank you for the information on types of Spiraea that I might try. Went to Spain for a few days on 4th May, hence the late reply. Very glad to be back to my garden I have to say.

11 May, 2011


Of course you are! Hope you had a good break. :-)

12 May, 2011

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