Spiraea x vanhouttei
Most of the year, these are just decent filler shrubs, that screen our patio from the back yard. The real show is in May, when long showy sprays of bright white flowers make their appearance. When we relax on our patio swing at dusk, it's almost as if they light up the whole area. Usually, the flowers get so heavy that the whole thing flops, which is somewhat annoying, but we gladly put up with it.
|Spiraea aquilegifolia var. vanhouttei
|ordinary garden soil
|Growing through and over our split-rail fence
We left this plant behind in our Pennsylvania garden (and wish it well); we don't grow it in Houston.
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|Deborah in CT
|May 08, 2010
|I have them in a hedge along my very long driveway, and it is magical. They serve as a great visual block in every season. The drive is covered with weeping cherries that connect over to the spirea creating a tunnel. It is sooo fun, and then my lovely house appears at the end of the row.
|Gabi in Oz
|Feb 17, 2011
|Is this a larger flower then the normal one, we usually only have singles & doubles. May is September in Oz and in 2010 mine really outdid itself. May bushes are meant to fountain up & out, but I did have to cut one side away from a rose that liked a little shade and not smothering.
The other side cascaded over the steps. I love these things (photo).
Yours look pretty similar to mine. Nice effect!
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