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Winter Interest

VanHoutten Spirea
Catalogue A# 2002-015  DG8
GPS 45D 43' 57" N / 108D 37' 15" W

Spiraea x vanhoutten

Family: Rosaeae

Origin: unknown

Common name: Vanhoutten Spirea

Location: Pathway between Sensory Garden and Dottie's

Number in accession: 3

Note: Understory to Princess Diana Serviceberry

Tree or Plant Type: Shrub
        Foliage: Deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
        Native Locale: Non-native
        Landscape Uses: Foundation, Hedge, Massing, Mixed border, Patio/sidewalk, Screen, Specimen
        Size Range: Medium shrub (5-8 feet)
        Light Exposure: Full sun (6 hrs direct light daily), Partial sun/shade (4-6 hrs light daily)
        Hardiness Zones: Zone 4, Zone 5 (Chicago), Zone 6, Zone 7
        Soil Preference: Moist, well-drained soil
        Season of Interest: Early spring
        Flower Color & Fragrance: White
        Shape or Form: Arching, Upright, Weeping
        Growth Rate: Fast
More Information:
Size & Form
A 5 to 6 feet high and wide graceful, shrub with arching stems.


Spirea x vanhoutten is a hybrid group of spireas with outstanding early season blooms.  The white fragrant flowers emerging before the foliage on graceful, arching stems. Light green foliage remains dense to the base of the plant. Use in the shrub border, informal hedge, or as a backdrop for early spring perennials and bulbs.

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