Spiraea 'Snow Storm'

Spiraea x media

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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Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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

Fayetteville, Arkansas

Brookfield, Connecticut

Dracut, Massachusetts

Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania

Sayner, Wisconsin

Gardeners' Notes:


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 mo... read more


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!