Monday, April 2, 2012

Spirea - I Think

Help me out!! My bush on the side of my house is blooming but I can't remember if it is spirea. I am hoping a plant-loving blogger can tell me for sure.


The bush is a fast grower, one year I cut it way back because it seemed out of control. But it grew back quickly. It is about five feet tall and three or four feet wide.

Do you know if this is spirae? Thanks for your help - Judy.

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24 comments:

Phyllis@Around the House said...

wow those flowers are spectacular..I would love to have those by my house...soooo beautiful

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

No clue, Judy- but is it ever an awesome bush!

Have a wonderful week!

Connie (aka LOU) said...

Keep us posted. I have something similar that spreads like crazy from year to year, almost annoying, but it doesn't get that big. I will be curious to know what you find out it is.

Alycia Nichols said...

Yup...that looks to me to be Japanese spirea, baby!!!

Leah H. said...

Beautiful flowers..

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Sewconsult said...

Yes, Spirea. My childhood home a huge row of them on the property line. Mother called them "Bridal Veil" as the common name, but who knows if that's true! Makes me want to take a drive by our old house when I am in town.
Beckie

Gina said...

Hi Judy, Your very healthy and gorgeous plant is S. Japonica, or Japanese Spirea. There are two distinct kinds of spirea; the bridal wreath type with arching branches (which is not yours)and the shrubby-lower growing type (which is yours). Gina

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm not sure, but I have to share my bush story with you. I had one similar to yours that I named the "prom" bush. It always bloomed at that time of year, so the kids and even my neighbor's daughter had all their pictures taken in front of it. Thanks for the memories.

Nellie said...

Judy, it looks like what my grandmother would call spirea, but I am certainly no expert!:)

Shelia said...

Hi Judy! Oh, it is a gorgeous bush and blooms. I'm not very good at helping with names. Thanks so much for popping in to see me.
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Judy Bigg said...

Thanks, we had a climbing rose bush that we used to stand out daughter in front of each year for pictures. I love stories like this, thanks for sharing.

Sunny said...

Hi Judy. It looks like a Vanhoutte spirea..whatever it is, it is beautiful. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week. Happy Easter! Sunny109

NixBlog said...

Lovely photos, Judy. When you are showing off such lovely flower photos consider putting them up on my Floral Friday Fotos meme:

http://floralfridayfoto.blogspot.com/

Linda said...

I think AQUA sounds more modern. Turquoise is an older color. Just my idea, anyway. Following on Linky. Linda

Hanne Bente said...

Incredibly beautiful pictures you show.
Wishing you a good day / good Easter.
Hugs Hanne Bente / hbt.finus.dk

katherine said...

beautiful flowers.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

I think it is a Spirea, try checking it out at this link.

http://www.garden.org/plantguide/?q=show&id=2103

EG CameraGirl said...

Looks like the spirea growing in my garden. :))

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I have spirea that look just like that only mine is pink. My Mom has the old fashioned kind with long spiky branches.

Entertaining Women said...

Well, now that you and both know that it's Japanese Spirea, I think that I need to plant some! Thanks for sharing the beautiful pics. Cherry Kay

kulasa said...

I honestly do not know for sure, but I do know that they look so lovely and they were beautifully captured by someone who has such nature loving eyes and hands...

Diann said...

What a beautiful flowering bush! It is a breath of fresh air! I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter!

NixBlog said...

Thank you for participating in Floral Friday Fotos, Judy. Have a Happy Easter!

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