Grefsheim Spirea

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Romantic beauty, the graceful Grefsheim Spirea (Spiraea x cineria 'Grefsheim') is an ornamental shrub and one of the loveliest early flowering Spireas available today! Your Grefsheim Spirea is a show-stopper when it bursts into bloom each spring. Rarely will you see such a stunning display of pristine, white floral perfection as you will when your Grefsheim drapes itself in the tiny white flowers that line its arching branches!

As spring slides into summer, the blue-tinted hue of the narrow, green leaves takes over, filling out your Grefsheim Spirea for a full, compact appearance. When autumn arrives, the green foliage surrenders to the reddish-brown shades of the season, for one last gasp of color before winter's rest. Birds adore sheltering and nesting in the dense branching!

Thriving in USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8, these are cold-hardy plants that really show their stuff all spring! 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. Grefsheim Spirea is a dense, rounded vase-shaped shrub with arching branches. It will grow 4-5 feet in height with an equal spread.

Planting and Application:

Plant one 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 hedge, windbreak and shelterbelt. Try 3, 5 or 7 of them planted in a loose triangle or zig-zag along the length of a garden bed or berm planting. Add a garden sculpture and you'll have a magnificent focal point.

These romantic shrubs look fantastic as a single specimen at the corner of your foundation to anchor a planting. Allow it to spread out for the best results! When out of bloom, Grefsheim 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.

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

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Grefsheim Spirea is tolerant of a variety of soil types and prefers full sun. Butterflies and other pollinators love it, but deer tend to leave it alone. It's fast-growing and requires minimal care. Once established, they like moderate moisture and a 3-4 inch layer of mulch to insulate the roots and keep moisture more regulated. Prune after flowering to clean the shrub once the flowers fade.

  • Full Sun
  • Tolerant of Many Soil Types
  • Moderate Moisture & Appreciates Mulched Beds
  • Prune After Flowering
  • Easy Care Dedicuous Shrub

All in all, the Grefsheim Spirea is an outstanding ornamental shrub with exceptional features. Hurry and order these romantic white flowering shrubs to add a touch of grace to your garden beds and borders from!

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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0 - 19.99 24.99
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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Grefsheim Spirea Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Spiraea x cineria 'Grefsheim'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 4 - 5 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 5 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Fast
Flower Color Green
Foliage Green
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow, Orange
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering