Japanese White Spirea

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The Japanese White Spirea (Spiraea albiflora) is a prolific bloomer native to Japan, that fills in that garden gap when other blooms have come and come, yet it's too early for fall color! This lovely shrub offers refined blooms that are fragrant and have a unique foamy, frothy appearance!

Spirea blooms are a microcosm of refined beauty. From afar, the intricate and fluffy stamen give the Japanese White Spirea a snowy appearance. Each cluster grows at the end of a branch and are radiant pure white. One of the more charming aspects of these crowds of blooms is that they have a slightly flattened face, perfect as landing pads for butterflies and beneficial pollinators! When admired up-close, you will notice each flower is a balanced five petals and a host of expressive stamen flare outward with a round tip, creating a fizzy sparkling water effect.

These festive clusters of flowers are a real treat for bees and butterflies. They will dance about these lovely sweet-scented flowers for weeks. When the first round of blooms finishes, a quick deadhead will reward you with another round of fresh new blooms later in summer into fall. When autumn arrives, you can anticipate added interest as your Japanese White Spirea's leaves soften in color to a lovely coppery tone.

Planting and Application:

Plant this deciduous and compact shrub in your mixed perennial border to extend the flower season. Or use it to define the edges of your landscape, easing the transition between lawn and garden with dreamy white blooms and deep green, neatly mounded dwarf shrubs. Because of its easy-going nature, the Japanese White Spirea makes a great foundation planting or informal hedge with added interest. Perfect accents for any landscape, Cottage borders and Pollinator gardens gain light and airy touches, while Moon Gardens just glow!

Just the right size for planters and containers to add romantic fluffy blossoms to your porch and patio! Mix among the arching stems of Vanhouttei Spirea, with the classic white mopheads of Hydrangea for a more southern charm effect, or encircle your favorite white Roses for a gorgeous glowing spectacle! Surround your back yard retreats with soothing white color or plant in pots around your patio and seating areas!

  • Fluffy Clusters of White Blooms
  • Low-Growing Floriferous Shrub
  • Fragrant & Pollinator-Friendly
  • Small & Rounded With Deep-Green Foliage
  • Low Edging, Facer Plants, Containers & Low Hedges

#ProPlantTips for Care:

For best performance, let your Spireas bask in full sun throughout USDA hardiness zones 3-8. These deciduous ornamental flowering shrubs prefer to be planted in almost any type of well-drained organic soil, with a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch around their root zone. Use Nature Hills Root Booster at planting time for a lifelong boost from the roots up! Provide moderate moisture throughout the growing season and a good watering before the winter freeze.

  • Full Sun
  • Nearly Any Well-Drained Soil
  • Moderate Moisture
  • Low-Maintenance
  • Shear After Flowering - Reblooming If Deadheaded

The Japanese White Spirea is a stunning addition for summer radiance and happy pollinators. Don't miss your chance for a charming and low-maintenance shrub that will fit in almost anywhere you want to add a bit of elegance.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Japanese White Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 3-8
Growing Zones 3-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea albiflora
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 24 inches
Mature Spread 24 inches
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Dark Green
Foliage Dark Green
Fall Color Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes