WEDDING CAKE®

Spirea

Spiraea nipponica

'SMNSNFD'

USPP 28,096; CBR 5941

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Compact Wedding Cake Spiraea in landscape Heavy blooming Wedding Cake Spiraea in garden Close up of Wedding Cake Spiraea branch loaded with white blooms Spikes of Wedding Cake Spiraea covered in white spring flowers
  • Spring blooming
  • Deer resistant
  • Very floriferous
Description

Old-fashioned elegance. More flowers and a compact habit make Wedding Cake® spirea, an improved version of 'Snowmound', a standout in our trial gardens. An explosion of pure white flowers in late spring jump out against dark blue-green foliage. This is a waist-high shrub with a neat, fluffy, ball-shaped habit.

USDA Zone
4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure
Full sun, Part sun
Height
3 - 3.5'
Width
3 - 3.5'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Spring
Flower Color
White
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 4", Quick Turn

Soil

Adaptable to all soils except very wet sites.

Pruning

Blooms on old wood - prune after flowering if desired.

Uses

Hedges; specimen; foundation plantings; mixed borders.

Growing Tips

Naturally acquires a rounded habit, so little pruning is needed.