Bridal Wreath Spirea:  Everything You Need to Know

The Bridal Wreath Spirea can be a lovely and environmentally friendly plant addition or decoration to any and all homes that have a suitable environment. Although this plant  is pretty common and popular, it does have a few more particular requirements that you may not have been aware of. So, here is everything you need to know about the Bridal Wreath Spirea and how to care for it.

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Botanical Name Spiraea prunifolia
Common Name Bridal Wreath Spirea
Plant Type  Perennial
Flower Color White
Size When Mature 48 to 96 inches in height

48 to 96 inches in width

Bloom Time Early spring to mid spring
Sun Requirements Prefers full exposure to the sunlight but can tolerate partial shade
USDA Hardiness Zones 4 to 9
Soil PH Range 4.0 to 7.0
Soil Type Fertile and moist but well drained
Water Needs (High, Low, Medium)
Native Area Asia

What you Need to Know About Bridal Wreath Spirea

The Bridal Wreath Spirea is a beautiful flowering plant that is known to be native to Asia. More specifically, parts of Japan, Korea and China.

How to Care for Bridal Wreath Spirea

Bridal Wreath Spirea

Here’s everything you need to know about growing and caring for a thriving Bridal Wreath Spirea



The Bridal Wreath Spirea will do best if it is provided with a space that can give it full exposure to the sunlight. That being said, this plant is also somewhat capable of tolerating partial shade. This means that the Bridal Wreath Spirea will continue to grow and live if it is placed in a spot that gives it partial shade instead of full sun but it won’t flourish and flower as well as it could. 

In addition to this, you should be careful with and ensure that you are planting your Bridal Wreath Spirea plants far away enough from each other. This is because, if the Bridal Wreath Spireas are planted too close to one another they could possibly block each other’s light and therefore not be able to continue to grow and thrive as they should. 


Water and Soil Needs

The Bridal Wreath Spirea is not very picky or particular about what type of soil it grows in. This means that it can grow well in clay, loamy, or possibly even acidic soil. Moreover, it can handle soil that has a pH ranging from 4.0 to 7.0. 

However,  you must ensure that the soil that you provide this plant with is well draining as it cannot grow and flourish if its roots are constantly sitting in water.

Furthermore, the Bridal Wreath Spirea tends to do best when it is provided with soil that is fertile and moist. 

In addition to this, the Bridal Wreath Spirea plant has medium watering needs. This means that you should provide it with approximately one inch of water each week. 


Temperature Requirements

The Bridal Wreath Spirea is a pretty hardy plant. This means that it is pretty capable of surviving in both warmer and colder temperatures. The Bridal Wreath Spirea can survive and thrive pretty well in any USDA Hardiness zones ranging from 4 to 9. As well as this, this plant does not have any preferences when it comes to humidity conditions. 



The best fertilizer to use on a Bridal Wreath Spirea is compost. In order for the Bridal Wreath Spirea to flourish to the best of its abilities it is recommended that you add a 2 inch layer of compost under the shrub, over the soil. This 2 inch layer is more than likely to provide your plant with sufficient nutrients. As well as this, the additional compost can aid your plant in retaining moisture and preventing weeds. 

In addition to this, you should not do any additional fertilizing unless it is completely necessary. This is because it could cause a reduction in flowering of your Bridal Wreath Spirea plant. 

Common Diseases 

Things such as leaf spot, fire blight, powdery mildew, root rot, leaf roller, aphids and scale can become a potential problem and cause some harm to your Bridal Wreath Spirea, just like with most other perennial plants and trees. That being said, none of these are particularly common or likely to occur in your Bridal Wreath Spirea if it is looked after properly. Moreover, most of these can be prevented by ensuring that your plant is well watered and fertilized.

Bridal Wreath Spirea – final thoughts: 

Overall, this plant can be a very visually pleasing addition to your home and can live and thrive up to two to five years if all of the above requirements and recommendations are executed or at least taken into consideration.

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