Vanhouttei Spirea (also commonly called Bridalwreath) is a vase-shaped, deciduous shrub with branching that arches gracefully toward the ground and creates a cascading waterfall of white as it blooms. This beauty grows fast and blooms in mass during its flowering season. Tiny white flowers (each to 1/3″ diameter) appear in late April to May in rounded flower clusters (to 2″ wide) that profusely cover the leafy branching. It has small, oval, coarsely notched or toothed, dark blue-green leaves (to 1.5″ long). Fall color is usually undistinguished, but attractive purplish hues may sometimes develop.
Excellent flowering specimen/accent. This shrub can also be grown in tight rows to create a lovely privacy screen. Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun. Tolerates light shade, a wide range of soils and some drought. Prune as needed immediately after flowering.