Friday, June 2, 2017

Grefsheim Spirea

Grefsheim Spirea (Spiraea x cinerea 'Grefsheim') is an ornamental shrub and one of the loveliest early flowering Spireas. Grefsheim Spirea is a show-stopper when it bursts into bloom each spring.  It's a stunning display of white flowers in my garden.


Grefsheim bears small tiny white flowers against a mass of grey-green leaves on arching branches. When summer comes, the blue-tinted hue of the narrow, green leaves takes over, Grefsheim Spirea is in a full, compact appearance.


Spirea are deciduous shrubs and are very easy to grow. Grefsheim Spirea is a dense, rounded vase-shape shrub with arching branches. It will grow 1.5m (4-5') in height, spread 1.5m (4-5'). 


Grefsheim is tolerant of a variety of soil types and prefers full sun.  Butterflies and other pollinators love it, a shrub does well for a wildlife garden or sunny border. It’s fast-growing, very hardy and requires minimal care.
I planted 3 Grefsheims in my front garden along the fence and when my guests and neighbors come in they pause looking at in its spring show.


Have ever seen these spiraeas? Maybe you grow it in your garden as I do? What is your experience in growth?



Sources: http://www.naturehills.com
http://www.thompson-morgan.com

53 comments:

  1. Looks really lovely. Greetings!

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  2. I have never seen them, but they are gorgeous, Nadezda!

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  3. Yes, I have this one in my garden. After flowering I cut the shrub in a sphere of about 1.50m diameter. I Like that shape and by doing so the shrub is not to messy. Some years I cut back harder, to keep it a little smaller. So you can do whatever you wat! Groetjes,
    Hetty

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    1. I love this idea, Hetty. I think I would cut my spirea in a sphere, because its branches are too long. Thank you!

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  4. That is truly lovely. I really like the delicate white flowers. I can imagine it is very popular with the early pollinators.

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    1. Sure they are, Judy. The bumblebees love its flowers very much. I always see them working around Grefsheim.

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  5. Gorgeous plant. Beautiful little flowers. If I will ever have garden will plant this plant for sure. Very beautiful pictures.
    Have a nice day. Greetings, Aga :)

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    1. I suppose this spirea will decorate your future garden, Aga!

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  6. Es precioso es uno de mis arbustos preferidos, pero no lo tengo, lo tuve hace unos años y se secó. Besitos.

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    1. También me gusta este arbusto, hice unos recortes y ahora tengo una gran cantidad de Spiraea. Buen fin de semana, Teresa!

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  7. I do not grow this plant because I've never seen it. The gracefully arching branches and pretty white flowers of yours are beautiful.

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  8. Hello Nadezda,
    we have some Spiraeas, planted a long time ago. Unfortunately I don't know their names, but probably they are not these because yours look so much better and have much more flowers. :)
    They are not my very best favourites though... I don't like the scent of the flowers very much. Do these smell nice?
    But one thing is sure, the hares love them, especially in winter. :)
    Have a great weekend! xx

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    1. Thank you for your comment. Fruit scent sounds lovely. I think our Spiraeas are definitely not the same. :)

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    2. Sara, I have other spireas except this one as well. They blossom in the middle of summer, have no scent and their flowers are reddish. I prune them very low to not have flowers at all.
      Grefsheim spirea has to be pruned only after fading.

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  9. Gorgeous Grefsheim Spiraea.
    Wonderful flower cascades.
    Have a nice weekend,Nadezda:)

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    1. Have a nice Sunday, Lucja.
      Greetings!

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  10. We have been growing Spiraea 'Grefsheim` for many years in the yard. I did not handle them in any way. Between them cut the bushes off. Next summer they are big again. Beautiful white flowers ;-)) Greetings

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    1. I can imagine your beautiful garden, Anne with flowering Grefsheim.
      Have a nice Sunday!

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  11. What a beautiful shrub. The cascading white flowers make a stunning display. I have not seen this plant before.
    Happy gardening Nadezda
    !

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    1. The spirea shape with long white branches is gorgeous, Betty, you're right.
      Have a nice Sunday!

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  12. We don't have any spireas now but we did used to have one that had pretty pink and white flowers. The flowers were two colours on the same cluster. It was very pretty.

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    1. The flowers were of two colors - it's unusual, Sue. I'd like to have a spirea like yours.

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  13. What a gorgeous Grefsheim Spirea, Nadezda! The rose season has ended in Japan, and we are getting into rainy season this month. So, I will enjoy your garden photos from now on:)

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    1. I haven't known that the rose season is so short in Japan, Keity. It's pity! My roses are just growing leaves, no buds yet. Their season is July-September here, sometimes until frost.
      Have a nice Sunday!

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  14. Molto bello questo arbusto.
    Buona domenica

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  15. Hello. I haven't seen it. It is like a snow-fall.

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  16. vine sin saber nada de vos
    me voy llena de nuevas ideas
    gracias

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  17. That Spirea is absolutely gorgeous. I have never seen a Spirea with such large flowers.

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  18. Awesome! I have never seen before, even more the real plant! Thank you for sharing!

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  19. Your spirea is gorgeous Nadezda! I share a similar passion for these beautiful and relatively low maintenance plants. This one is a beauty!

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    1. You're right Lee, it's a beauty. Thank you!

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  20. Bom dia, lindas flores que dão beleza ao seu jardim, elas crescem rápido, basta olhar de dois em dois dias para reparar que cresceram rápido.
    AG

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    1. Si, Antonio, las flores crecen rapido, estamos en verano.

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  21. Good morning Nadezda,
    What a lovely plant your Spirea is. I wish I had more space in my garden.
    Have a wonderful day.
    Marijke

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  22. Sono piante bellissime, qui ce ne sono poche ma quando le vedo rimango colpito dal profumo :)

    Buona settimana ;)

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    1. It is not a strong perfume but I like it too, Pontos.
      Happy next week!

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  23. Lovely plant, Nadezda! Great photos!

    Sweet greetings!:)

    xxBasia

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    1. Thank you Basia, have a nice day!

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  24. Grefsheim Spirea is a beautiful looking plant Nadezda. It looks similar to the form Arguta which we have grown for many years.

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    1. Oh, yes, they look similar, you're right Alistair. I think Grefsheim is taller than Arguta.
      Thank you!

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  25. Preciosas.Perecen nieve blanca sobre la hierba.
    Beoso

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    1. No me digas de la nieve, Laura.
      Besos!

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  26. Wow !! The Spiraea looks really impressive !! This puts a lot of light into the garden!
    Greetings

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    1. You're right Ela. This spirea looks bright in the evening.
      Thank you!

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