Spiraea cantoniensis 'Double White May' - may bush, spirea
DESCRIPTION: Medium-sized semi evergreen shrub with arching branches and an open habit. Small soft grey-green leaves and clusters of snow white flowers in spring. The flowering season in its native China is late Spring - May - whereas here in the southern hemisphere that is usually September-October. USES: Informal hedge, feature shrub, in mixed beds and borders, especially in cottage gardens. PLANTING: Prefers a full sun to partly shaded position in the garden with well drained soil. Tolerates light frost and dry conditions once established. Prefers cooler climates and protection from the hot afternoon sun as this can cause leaf burn. CARE: Mulch and water well, will tolerate drought and poor soils. Trim and feed with a controlled release fertiliser after flowering to maintain a compact growth habit and promote prolific flowering next season. HEIGHT & WIDTH: up to 2 m H x 2.5 m W. YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.