Double Bridal Wreath (Reeves’ spirea)

Double Bridal Wreath

Spiraea cantoniensis (spy-REE-uh kan-toe-nee-EN-sis)

Common Names:┬áReeves’ spirea, double bridal wreath, double Reeves,┬áReeves’ meadowsweet.

The plant is described on the Floridata website:

The leaves are about 2 in (5.1 cm) long, dark green on top, pale blue green beneath, and diamond shaped with toothed margins. The small roselike flowers (0.5 in in diameter) have five (or many) white petals and are borne in round clusters about 2 in (5.1 cm) across and are profusely distributed all over the bush.

….If it is necessary to prune (and that’s a pity!), do so right after flowering, before the next year’s flower buds develop.

Normally, this plant will bloom in mid spring. But, for unknown reasons, we have had several spring-blooming plants to bloom recently. Where there are many blooms in the spring, there is only a single bloom right now.

Here are a couple photos of the (fall) bloom:

Double Bridal Wreath

Double Bridal Wreath blooming in the fall

Double Bridal Wreath

Double Bridal Wreath blooming in the fall

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