• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing, rounded form; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Spectacular Spring Bloomer
    Blooms:
    Mid- to Late Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a nip-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21
    Growth habit:Mounding
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing, rounded form; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Dark Green
    Blooms:Mid- to Late Spring
    Flower color:White
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasThis shrub makes a lovely casual hedge or accent plant in the border where its arching stems, covered in white flowers, can be admired.
    Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Forsythia (Forsythia);
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms after flowering. No pruning required but stems may be thinned out as needed.Pruning time: early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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