Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Renaissance'Item #7161 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 7
Selected for increased resistance to foliar diseases, this graceful shrub features a massive display of pure white flowers and colorful orange-red fall color. Very attractive as a specimen plant or in mass plantings. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Graceful, arching branches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.
- DetailPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21Growth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Graceful, arching branches 5 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Improved Pest and Disease ResistanceFoliage color:GreenBlooms:Mid-SpringFlower color:WhiteGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasA beautiful white flowering shrub that makes an outstanding background for beds and mixed borders. Spreads out generously along fence lines and fills in foundation planting along large barren walls. A natural for shrub borders and island planting. Perfect candidate for English cottage gardens or American country and colonial style landscapes. Exceptional choice for all white and moon gardens. Belongs in the flower arranger's gardens for May wreath making.Companion PlantsLilac (Syringa); Weigela (Weigela); Potentilla (Potentilla); Dogwood (Cornus); Hydrangea (Hydrangea)
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a tidy, neat appearance, shear annually to shape.Pruning time: spring after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The vanhouttei hybrids were developed in France from two Chinese species, S. cantoniensis and S. trilobata. The first of these hybrids was named for Louis VanHoutte, the belgian horticulturist and publisher of Flore De Serres. 'Renaissance' is a late 20th century variety developed and introduced by Bailey Nursery of St. Paul, Minnesota.Lore:Bridalwreath spiraea blooms during the wedding season and its long flower cloaked whips are the old timer's choice for wreaths worn at country weddings. This is evidenced by its genus name derived from the Greek speria, meaning wreath.
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