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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone – Our Spiraea Van Houtte shrubs will grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 3 through 9.
Bloom Season – The Spiraea Van Houtte bushes will bloom in late April through May.
Bloom Color – The shrub blooms in beautiful tiny white flowers that cover the bush.
Height at Maturity – A Spiraea Van Houtte will grow to a height of between 5’ and 8’.
Soil Type Preferred – Spiraea bushes grow best in well-drained soils. It is tolerant of most types of soil from loamy to clay and from acidic to alkaline.
Sun or Shade – Spiraea bushes prefer full sun most of the day.
Spiraea Van Houtte shrubs are one of the prettiest bushes you can plant in any yard.
During the spring, their small white flowers are beautiful and have a pleasant aroma. The flowers are about 1/3” each in diameter. Spiraea comes from the Greek word speira which means wreath because of their beautiful white flowers.
The leaves of the Spiraea Van Houtte bush are green, and during the spring, the entire bush will be covered in tiny white flowers. During the fall, their leaves can turn red, gold, and orange, making a nice fall display.
Our Spiraea Van Houtte shrubs each grow about 7’ to 10’ wide, so give them enough room to grow when planting them together. They should be trimmed only after the flowers have faded. They don’t necessarily need pruning. When not pruned, they can look like a fountain of white flowers in the spring. They are great for borders, hedges, foundations, or planted on their own.
Thanks to their tolerance for different types of soil and some drought conditions, they are easy to maintain in most environments.
Spiraea Van Houtte Shrubs have a medium growth rate. They attract butterflies, but deer avoid them.