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Spiraea prunifolia



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Spiraea prunifolia
Bridalwreath spirea

White and button-like, the double flowers of the commonly cultivated 'Plena' form are 1/3" in diameter, bright white and packed with petals. The single 5-petaled form is only very rarely found in cultivation. These distinctive double flowers, borne in umbels of 3-6 in mid April, make this selection easy to differentiate from other spireas. The overall effectiveness is quite nice, although the leggy and somewhat irregular habit is sufficient to dissuade most observers of the impressive flowers from planting it.

 
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