Bridalwreath Spirea

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A fountain of flowers in the spring, the Bridalwreath Spirea (Spiraea prunifolia) never fails to draw comments from passers-by! Talk about a showstopper! Every year around April your Bridal Wreath (as it's sometimes called) covers its arching branches with double-petalled white blooms, transforming bare branches into steams of white flowers! Once the flowers are gone, the plant covers itself in blue-green leaves until fall, when the leaves turn yellow, orange, and purple. Even when it drops its leaves for the winter, the elegantly arched branches stand out in your landscape.

That attention-getting look, coupled with the fact that this plant is a breeze to grow, has made this variety of Spiraea a favorite in American gardens for over a century. In some rural parts of the country, you can still come across fields where the houses that stood there are long gone, but their Bridalwreath Spiraea is still growing and blooming every year!

Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 7, these are cold-hardy plants and highly adaptable spring-flowering ornamental! Pollinators adore these blooms and you'll enjoy the steady green foliage as a backdrop and screening plant for the rest of the growing season. These informal, and airy Spirea form dense, rounded and vase-shaped shrubs with arching branches. It will grow 5-9 feet in height with a 6-8 foot mature spread.

Planting and Application:

Besides Bridalwreath making a great single specimen plant, it will shine in your perennial and pollinator border or take your breath away as a tall, property-defining hedge. Plant a row or specimen in your front yard where friends and neighbors will be sure to pause to take in its spring majesty! The arching form of these lovely plants begs for use in a modern and informal landscapes alike. Gently curve that row as you like to follow the contours of your landscape as a magnificent hedge, windbreak and shelterbelt for wildlife.

These romantic shrubs look fantastic as a single specimen at the corner of your foundation to anchor a planting. Give it some elbow room and allow it to spread out for the best results! When out of bloom, Bridalwreath Spirae is a large shrub with a clean delicate look. This is a taller selection best used as a border plant, privacy hedge or to add a bold texture to the background of the garden or the outside perimeter of a sunny woodland garden or Moon Garden.

  • Clouds of White Blooms on Arching Stems
  • Stunning Spring Display!
  • Long-Lived, Wildlife Interest & Fall Color
  • Vigorous Growth & Arching Vase-Shape
  • Tall Hedge, Specimen, Privacy & Ornamental Flowering Shrub

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Spirea is truly a low-maintenance shrub with no problems! It requires full sun and makes do with average soil. It can be left to grow naturally but is happy to have some pruning if you prefer. Plant in a location with moderate moisture and a 3-4 inch layer of arborist mulch chips. Prune or deadhead your shrub immediately after it has finished flowering, shearing into shape or simply removing spent blooms to clean up these arching, graceful mounded shrubs!

  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Almost Any Well-Drained Soil Type
  • Prune/Shear Immediately After Flowering
  • Very Cold Hardy & Low-Maintenance

You won't be disappointed with your Bridalwreath Spirea from Nature Hills. Order at least one now for springtime blooms and high-impact elegance! We're sure you'll be back for more!

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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 18.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Bridalwreath Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-7
Growing Zones 4-7
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea prunifolia
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 5 - 9 feet
Mature Spread 6 - 8 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Deep-Blue Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering