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Spirea - Reeves / Size 1
Reeves / Bridalwreath Spirea

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*Availability Status: Available for early order - Shipment after 3/27/2023
*Average Plant Shipping Size: 7" - 10" tall / Quart size rootball

*No Shipments to California, Alaska, or Hawaii

Our Price: $5.95

Product Code: SPIREE1

Spiraea cantoniensis 'Reeves'

Overall Description

Reeves Spirea is a tough, hardy Spirea variety with excellent cold hardiness, and fast growth. In very warm climates may even tend to be almost evergreen, or semi-evergreen. Always one of the first shrubs to break bud in spring, Reeves Spirea is generally covered in nice green foliage by late March, and already blooming by first week of April here in East TN. Blooms occur in clusters of bright, pure white 1/2" diameter multi petaled flowers.

When in full bloom, this shrub is absolutely covered in showy white bloom clusters, with a light, sweet fragrance. Uses for this beautiful shrub include mass plantings, shrub borders along fence lines, or even as a tough hardy foundation planting. responds very well to trimming, and can be maintained at just about any height & width through regular periodic maintenance. But if left to grow naturally, this shrub will require absolutely NO maintenance at all.

Plant Facts & Specifications

--Mature Height:
4 - 6 ft

--Mature Width:
4 - 6 ft.

--Growth Rate:
Moderate to fast ( 10" - 14" avg per yr )

--Hardiness Zones:
4 - 9 ( if unsure of your zone, please use zone finder below )

--Sun Exposure:
Full sun to partial shade

--Soil Preference:
Average to moist & fertile - well drained. Mulching recommended

--Foliage Color & Texture:
Deciduous medium green leaves. Newer growth has a slight orange / red tinge fading to green. Little, if any, fall coloration to speak of.

--Flower, Cone, Or Berry Facts:
Enormous quantities of bright, showy white clusters of lightly fragrant, multi petaled flower heads. Blooming typically begins in early April ( zone 7b ), but often starts much earlier in warmer climates

--Diseases / Insects:
Virtually impossible to kill once established, but the following problems have been occasionally observed: Powdery mildews, aphid, caterpillars and root-knot nematode.

--Recommended Spacing:
No specific recommendations. Spacing depends on intended use.

--Deer Resistance Rating:
Lowest Resistance [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 ] Highest Resistance

--Fertilization / Feeding:
For maximum health & hardiness, we highly recommend a good grade granular ( preferably organic ) fertilizer / plant food for use with all of our plant species. We personally use, and recommend the Espoma line of organic plant foods, as they are super effective yet gentle enough to use on even the most delicate of evergreen species where fertilizer burn would normally be a major concern. However, a water soluble type plant food (Miracle Gro, or equivalent ) are also acceptable options. Other granular fertilizers with a 6 - 12 - 12, or 10 - 10 - 10 ratio can also be used - but we suggest using them at 1/2 - 3/4 strength to avoid any chemical burn issues to the root system of the plants. Best to fertilize in early spring, and again in mid fall - avoid feeding standard chemical fertilizers during hot summer months, and directly after transplanting. The Espoma Organic Plant Foods may be used at anytime.

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