About the Spiraea - Van
The Spiraea Van Houttei's, Spiraea vanhouttei,
has a foliage color of a dull bluish green. Flowers
are white in April-May, borne in many flowered 1-2"
diameter umbels. Outstanding deciduous shrub that is
very showy in flower. Van Houtte Spirea is a durable
and familiar shrub.
Best growth occurs in a sunny location and any
garden soil. The flowers are produced in spring
after the leaves. The plant grows rapidly and may be
used as a screen.