Spirea x cineria ‘Grefsheim’

Spirea w/small, dense white flowers, blooms in April. Around 5.0′ tall and 5.0′ wide. Typical of the dense mounded Spirea’s to be very dense and tight. What happens after it’s done blooming? . . . nothing, that’s right . . . nothing. Rather unremarkable for the rest of the year.

Spirea x cineria ‘Grefsheim’

Why a Spirea? Well I am getting ready to do a post on the Shrubs we do not like. Since the Trees we do not like, and Worst of the worst Trees were big hits I thought I would delve into some shrubs we do not like.

After we go through the worst then we will move on to the best. Please hold off nominating your worst shrubs-that includes you guys at the Giant Duck Institute.

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3 responses to “Spirea x cineria ‘Grefsheim’

  1. I AM IN HUNTSVILLE ALA TRYING TO LANDSCAPE A BARE 100 BY 100 BACK YARD. I NEED SOME PRIVACY BUT WANT COLOR AND NOT EVERGREENS. SO WHY NOT SPIREA


    Hi Victoria
    Why are you shouting? I am not a fan of the Spirea. other than the short bloom time I just feel the plant has nothing to offer the other 50 weeks of the year. They’re pretty small, I doubt they’ll bring you much privacy.

  2. Spirea is a great, tough shrub, though it is deciduous, so it needs to be used in combination with evergreens of some sort. It has a lovely cascading shape, which is what it does when it’s not blooming.

    It’s an early bloomer, like forsythia, cherry trees, quince, redbuds, lilac, etc. So should we stop planting all of these just because some professional landscape snob doesn’t like them?

    Say, I have stuff that doesn’t bloom in the summer, perhaps I should pull all of that out too. Maybe I should just dump a lot of money into annuals so that everything will look “showy” (and commercial) year round.

    Or maybe I should just appreciate these plants for their shape and their contribution to the promise of spring that these plants inspire in our hearts each year.


    I appreciate you taking the time to comment, and your passion for the spirea. I like the fact that you have places to use the plant an enjoy it. it’s just not for me and most of the work I do. the only two spirea’s I use are ‘Anthony Waterer‘ a Summer bloomer, and ‘Goldmound‘ for it’s foliage. Hope you keep coming back and joining in

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