Bridal Veil, or Bridal Wreath, Spirea spotted in downtown.
Among the easiest flowering shrubs to grow, spireas are often used in foundation plantings, as hedges, and in perennial gardens. Most spireas bloom in late spring to mid-summer. Flower colors include pink, red, yellow, and white, depending on the variety. Size depends on the species and variety, and can range from two to ten feet tall and wide. Low-growing bumald spirea and medium-sized Japanese spirea can be used throughout the landscape. Vanhoutte spirea, the classic bridal veil spirea, grows up to 10 feet tall and 20 feet wide.
It's such a shame that these flowers are so short-lived. After the flowers have disappeared, these bushes are rather bland in appearance for the rest of the season.
Captured June 4, 2011.
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