Spiraea x vanhouttei Shrub


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    Spiraea x vanhouttei Shrub

    Posted by Angie Farris on 29th Aug 2019

    These look great in front of my house.

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Shipping Information

We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.


Spiraea x vanhouttei Shrub is one of the most beautiful flowering shrubs that a gardener can plant

One of the best things about this plant is that it’s about as easy to grow as it is lovely. Also called the Vanhoutte spirea or bridal wreath spirea, this bush can produce five to eight feet high and seven to 10 feet wide, though some specimens can grow to twice that. It’s a deciduous plant with small, serrated, diamond-shaped, bluish green leaves that are overwhelmed in the spring by arching sprays of beautiful white flowers.

Spiraea x Vanhouttei Shrub does best in hardiness zones 3 to 8

Once it’s established its maintenance is easy. It has a medium growth rate, which means it grows between 13 to 24 inches per year.

Named after the Belgian gardener L.B. Van Houtte, spiraea Van Houttei grew best in well-drained soil that’s been amended with compost and kept a bit moist. The compost should be refreshed every spring. Spiraea Van Houttei can do well in clay, sand or loamy soil with a pH from 6.1 to 7.8, though like many plants the spirea does best in slightly acidic soils. Soils with an alkaline pH over 7.1 can interfere with its uptake of nutrients. The bridal wreath spirea can put up with some drought.

Spiraea x vanhouttei Shrub is a very hardy shrub

It prefers moist, well-drained soils, but can survive in short periods of drought conditions. It has beautiful greenish blue foliage most of the year. In the spring, it blooms with tiny white clusters of flowers that will attract a variety of butterflies.

Spiraea x vanhouttei Shrub