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Cultural Details for Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'

Common Name:
Snowmound Nippon Spirea

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Abundant frothy white flowers along entire length of stems in late May

Fruit Details:
Brown capsules, hold through winter.

Fall Color:
Not ornamentally attractive

Bark Details:
Reddish-brown branches covered in ridges, exfoliating bark.

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Native to Japan; Zones 4-7

Other Features:
Very neat appearance. Best of the spring-flowering white spireas; drought tolerant.

Culture and Care:
Full sun to light shade, well drained soil; transplant from container.

This plant was blooming:
5/12/2010 - 6/21/2010
5/20/2005 - 5/27/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 106

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.