Spiraea nipponica 'Snowmound'
A vigorous, medium sized deciduous shrub, this plant will lose it's leaves in winter and sproud afresh in Spring. It has arching stems with small green leaves and is filled with white bowl shaped small white flowers in June and July, which are particularly attractive to all sorts of flying insects and pollinators. Van be cut back hard in early spring each year, taking off the previous years flowering growth, and cutting back to healthy buds. To keep the shrub vibrant, after the first couple of years, remove completely about a quarter or a fifth of the oldest stems completely at the base. Easy to grow, hardy, happy in most soil conditions and everywhere except deep shade. Holds an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Great for wildlife gardens.