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PlantFiles: Bridalwreath Spirea
Spiraea prunifolia 'Floreplena'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Spiraea (spy-REE-ah) (Info)
Species: prunifolia (proo-ni-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Floreplena
Additional cultivar information: (aka Plena)

Synonym:Spiraea prunifolia var. plena

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 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)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
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:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
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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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive fgarrison On Nov 11, 2010, fgarrison from Villa Rica, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

this is the first plant to bloom in my yard it has tons of white little flowers but once they are bloomed the green lush leaves remain and hang over very beautiful must have for a flower bed .

Neutral Todd_Boland On Jan 30, 2005, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is the earliest spirea to bloom, often blooming before it produces leaves. The branches are pendulous and smothered in double white flowers. However, the plant is rather coarse for the rest of the season.


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

Merced, California
San Leandro, California
Glastonbury, Connecticut
Chesterton, Indiana
Hammond, Louisiana
Pinconning, Michigan
Madison, Mississippi
Taylorsville, North Carolina
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Brazoria, Texas
Crosby, Texas
Gilmer, Texas
Grand Isle, Vermont
Saint Albans, Vermont

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