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Spiraea x media 'Snow Storm'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spiraea (spy-REE-ah) (Info)
Species: x media (MEED-ee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Snow Storm
Additional cultivar information: (aka Darsnorm)

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36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Grown for foliage
Good Fall Color

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From hardwood cuttings
By simple layering
By stooling or mound layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

Negative DeenDixie On Aug 9, 2008, DeenDixie from Fayetteville, AR wrote:

I planted 6 snow-storms last summer, and this spring they bloomed pleasantly. The blue-green folliage is nice. OK so far... BUT.....The plants get approx 4 1/2 hours of morning sun and then filtered sun in the late afternoon. Last fall the promised bright leaf colors never materialized.Nothing... Nada... Zip.. And I am especially disappointed in that the tag plus other sources said that the plant would rebloom if promptly deadheaded. So I promptly deadheaded and even gave a couple of weekly spashes of Bloom-Booster. Nothing... not a single reblooming flower appeared, despite the seemingly adequate sun and moisture and nice topsoil I have. As my yard is small and space is at a premium, I require my plants to do more than provide flowers for a few short weeks. So, I am planning to uproot most of the 6 and add them to the compost heap. Should anyone near Fayetteville, Ark, wish to have the discards, I would be happy to pass them on to U, of course without charge. Perhaps they would be happier with someone else.

Positive ifonly On Jun 8, 2007, ifonly from Brookfield, CT wrote:

I bought 3 of these bushes at Peter's Home and Garden in Brookkfield CT (a great place for plants). They were in the TLC section, looking bedraggled. I had to rescue, of course. The tag says full sun, but I planted at the edge of the lawn, behind two dogwoods. A little judicious pruning at planting last fall, and this spring, and - voila - blooming like crazy above their blue-green leaves. Tag says 3-4 ft X 3-4 ft. Love 'em!


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fayetteville, Arkansas
Brookfield, Connecticut
Dracut, Massachusetts
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Sayner, Wisconsin

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