Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Renaissance'

Vanhoutte Spirea

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Description

Renaissance spirea is a cultivar of the classic bridal wreath spirea and shares its vase-shaped habit, flowering and size characteristics. It was bred for better resistance to foliar diseases.

The genus Spiraea consists of small- to medium-sized flowering shrubs with a fine-textured twiggy mounding habit. The small simple leaves are generally lance-shaped and held close to the branch. Spring to early summer abundant blooms tend to be in white or pink tones, depending on the species and/or cultivar. While individual flowers are quite small, they occur in clusters of inflorescence that can be very showy.

Spireas are best used in groupings in a shrub or mixed border, where they are valued as tough, reliable and easy-care performers in northern climates. The Chicago Botanic Garden's collection includes nearly 100 varieties and 3,000 plants.

Soil
Moderate
Plant Shape
Upright
Exposure
Full Sun, Partial Shade
Bloom Time
May - June
Bloom Color
White
Landscape Use
Screen/Hedge
Wildlife Interest
Attracts Butterflies, Resistant To Deer
Plant Type
Shrub
Hardiness Zone
3 - 8