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Vanhoutte Spirea
Spiraea x vanhouttei
Vanhoutte Spirea hedge
Size:

Small
Size: medium
Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade not required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade not required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Animal Damage

Environmental Damage

Fungal Disease

Insect Damage


A number of problems are common on this species, but aphids and powdery mildew tend to be the most common.
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 8 
Mature Height: 6-8 Feet
Mature Width: 8-10 Feet
Features: Dense, flat clusters of white flowers in late spring; blue-green foliage in summer.
Culture: Full sun; moist, well-drained soils are best, but tolerates dry sites; tolerates neutral soil pH (highly alkaline soils may lead to chlorosis).
Cultivars:
  • 'Renaissance'- resistant to foliar diseases
Mature Form: Broad, with a distinct fountain shape due to the strongly arching branches
Native To: Of hybrid origin
Soil Conditions:
Soil condition: DryDry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Alkaline Soil
Tolerance: Dry SitesDry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Use for: Hedge.Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
 
Fall Foliage Color: Green
 
Additional Notes:

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