Spiraea x vanhouttei, Vanhoutte Spirea

Size: shrub, 6-8' average height at maturity (spread 10-12')

Buds: small, conical, pointed, about same width as twig, at a 45 to 90 degree angle

Leaves: deciduous, alternate, .75-1.75" long, .5-1.25" wide, simple, rhombic ovate, pointed tip, irregular coarse teeth

Twigs: very slender, glabrous, light to dark gray

Flowers: monoecious, white, .33" each in clusters of 1-2" wide on short pedicels along one side of the stem, bloom in April or May, clusters persistent

Bark: exfoliates on old wood

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