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Landscape Maintenance Tips for Bridal Wreath Spirea

Bridal Wreath Spirea: Proper Care Method

The medium-sized Bridal Wreath Spirea (Spiraea prunifolia) is a deciduous shrub with an erect, arching habit and rich sprays of double white blooms that stand out in the landscape. In any typical soil and a place with full light, this shrub is quite simple to cultivate. Once established, it has a respectable tolerance for sporadic drought and will tolerate light shade. It should be inserted, like the majority of shrubs, at the same depth at which it was growing in the nursery container. Plants should be spaced at least 3 feet apart if planted in a row or mass, or 4 to 6 feet apart for a looser mass. To achieve the best landscape maintenance for your Bridal Wreath Spirea plant, make sure to follow these tips:


However, it may survive brief droughts. Bridal wreath spirea grows best in wet, well-drained soil. When the summertime rainfall is less than an inch, water the plants once a week. In other words, for the first full growing season following planting, give the plants plenty of water as they are establishing themselves.


This shrub prefers full sun; however, it may tolerate partial shade with somewhat diminished blooming. It will thrive in this location in your garden. Make sure there is plenty of space between the young wedding wreath spirea bushes you plant. If they are planted too close together, they will grow and may obstruct one another’s light.


Every spring, apply a 2-inch layer of compost to the soil beneath the plant. Usually, this is sufficient to feed the plant and will also help it retain moisture and fight weeds. Additional fertilization is not required and could potentially inhibit flowering.


Because it can grow in clay, loam, and even acidic soils, this plant is not particular about the type of soil it is placed in. The soil must be well-draining so that the roots never sit in water, which is its primary requirement.

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