Spiraea prunifolia 'Plena'
Common name: 
Bridalwreath Spirea
Pronunciation: 
sp-i-RE-a pru-ni-FO-li-a
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous shrub, 4-9 ft (1.2-2.4 m), open, leggy, wide as tall, stems slightly zig-zag.  Leaves small ( 2.5 x 1.3 cm) alternate, simple, elliptic-oblong, lustrous dark green; red or orange brown in fall.  Flowers double, white, with touches of green, 8 mm across, in clusters of 3-6, may cover leafless stems in spring (April).
  • Sun
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Species native to Korea, China, and Taiwan.
  • Bridalwreath Spirea: both S. × vanhouttei and S. prunifolia 'Plena' are known by this name.
  • Corvallis: small plant in SE area of Central Park.
  • Oregon State Univ. campus:  SE Gilkey Hall
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