Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'
- available to order from autumn
- 2 litre pot
This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, moist, well-drained soil
- Rate of Growth:average
- Flowering period: June and July
- Hardiness: fully hardy
Abundant, arching sprays of bowl shaped, white flowers in mid summer and rounded, dark green leaves. This spreading, deciduous shrub makes an excellent, informal, flowering hedge for a sunny, well-drained site. It is particularly attractive to a wide range of insects so makes a welcome addition to the wildlife garden. This is a particularly vigorous variety, so for best results it should be pruned hard each year in early spring.
- Garden care: Immediately after flowering prune flowered shoots to strong buds. On mature specimens cut back a quarter and a fifth of the old shoots to the base.