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Hardy deciduous shrub
Description: Long white panicles of blossoms form at the tips of the branches in mid-summer; reddish-tinged leaves emerge in early spring
Habit: Shrubs grow 5 to 10 feet high with a similar spread; very effective in a shrub border or as a spreading bank cover
Culture: Prefers moist, well-drained, organic soil and full sun or light shade; prune in early spring before growth begins
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 2
This fast growing shrub, in cultivation since the mid-18th century, is native to northern Asia from the Ural Mountains to Japan. Commonly confused with Spiraea, early references often listed it as Spiraea sorbifolia. By the mid-19th century, seedsman and florist Joseph Breck of Boston noted its desirable flowers, “produced in large dense panicles.”