Of all the Spiraea’s, (Arguta, also known as The Bridal Wreath) has to be the most spectacular of them all. The arching branches of this deciduous shrub are smothered in beautiful white flowers in May.
Fully hardy and untroubled by pests and disease. Place this one in a sunny position where the soil is free draining.
Pruning is essential otherwise your shrub will become lanky and flowering will be less profuse. Prune back stems which have flowered, by about a third and if the stems are becoming too congested remove 25% of them by cutting hard back to the base. This procedure should be done immediately after flowering in late Spring/early Summer.
Position – Full sun in fertile moist well-draining soil
Height – 6/7ft Can be kept much shorter with annual pruning
Hardiness – Fully hardy