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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Hardy Planting Zone-3 to 9
Bloom Season -April to May
Bloom Color – White
Height at Maturity – 5-to-8 feet
Soil Type Preferred- Acidic
Sun or Shade-Full sun
Spiraea Van Houtte is a real showstopper when it puts on thousands of tiny white flowers up to 0.75-inches long in April and May.
The flower-covered stems on this shrub appear in clusters that can be up to 2-inches wide. The branches on this shrub grow up to 8-feet tall swoop gracefully towards the ground creating a fountain-like appearance. Often the Spiraea Van Houtte grows up to 10-feet wide.
This shrub puts on so many tiny white flowers that it can be challenging to see the leaves when it is blooming. The rest of the year, this plant’s leaves make it very attractive. The leaves on this shrub are dark blue-green and can be up to 1.5-inches long. These leaves have from three-to-five lobes. The lobes are often not very pronounced. While many leaves stay dark green throughout the growing season, others may have a purplish tint in the fall.
Plant the Spiraea Van Houtte in full sun to be rewarded with the most blooms.
It will, however, tolerate light shade. This plant prefers acidic soil and even moisture. This shrub is easy to grow because it is drought tolerant once it gets established. Once it gets started, the only care the Spiraea Van Houtte needs is an occasional pruning right after it stops blooming.
This shrub does well in many areas, including as a foundation shrub, in borders, or as a specimen plant. It is also easy to start a new Spiraea Van Houtte once you have one by using softwood propagation techniques.
Consider this plant for your landscaping today and be rewarded with a beautiful, easy-to-grow shrub that requires very little care.