Snowmound

Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Snowmound - Spiraea nipponica  'Snowmound'

Common Name: Snowmound
Genus: Spiraea
Species: nipponica
Cultivar: 'Snowmound'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Good for wildlife, Makes a good hedge

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 2.00 m (200 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 2.50 m (250 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: White
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: June & July

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Moist, but well drained


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 of the old shoots to the base.

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