Shrub of the Week: Snowmound Spirea

This week’s shrub comes from a large family of shrubs. You may have noticed it the Snowmound2last couple of weeks in you neighbors yard. The photos here are from the Brown Hill area of Bow, NH.  This week’s shrub is the…

Spirea nipponica ‘Snowmound’

As much as I still hate to use the four letter word ‘snow,’ the Snowmound Spirea is really an under-used shrub. It is one of the first spirea to bloom and has a wonderful arching branch habit that gets covered with Snowmoundwhite bunches of tiny flowers.

The Snowmound can be used as an informal untrimmed hedge or as a lager mass of white in the landscape. It’s yellowish orange fall color will only add to the autumn colors in your yard.

Snowmound Spirea is a zone 4 deciduous shrub that likes full sun to partial shade. It grows to 3-4’ in height and width, has a rounded shape and bluish green foliage.

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