Spiraea × vanhouttei (Vanhoutte Spirea) is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub with gracefully arching, almost pendulous branches. In mid to late spring, abundant clusters of tiny white flowers line the arching leafy stems producing a dependable display every spring. The foliage of small, diamond-shaped leaves has a distinctive blue-green color and may turn purplish in fall. Highly popular for its fresh early foliage and wealth of white blossoms, Vanhoutte Spirea is a fast growing and easy care shrub that is perfect for foundation plantings and hedges. Introduced in 1862, this hybrid spirea (S. trilobata x S. cantoniensis) is regarded by many as the best spirea ever introduced.
- Mature size is 5-8 ft tall/7-8 ft wide
- Hardy in zones 3-8
- Full sun
Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage- very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plant are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in fall and winter and will lose most of their leaves - looking dead and dry - very normal. They will flush out in spring.
We cannot send ship some plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by department of agriculture.