Spirea cantoniensis | Reeves spirea

Spirea cantoniensis | Reeves spirea

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perfect for pollinators

Spirea cantoniensis also known as the may bush is a semi-deciduous shrub that has graceful arching stems of frothy pure white flowers.  In spring this plant will get lots of comments as the flower stems look like a pure white waterfall - stunning!  It looks at its best when its long branches are allowed to arch over, so sufficient space should be given to allow it to achieve this natural form.

The leaves are small and lanceolate in shape.  They are soft to the touch with a variably serrated margin. The leaves are an attractive mid-green colour and in autumn turn shades of yellowish red.  If you live in a cold climate the plant will be fully deciduous.

This shrub used to be a very popular choice , but over time has become one that is not often seen these days, but it is certainly worthy of a place in the gardens as it is not only fast growing it is perfect for filling a space in the border.  

Also a great choice for coastal gardens and once it has become established, it will tolerate frost, neglect and drought!  Of the species of Spiraea this variety is considered to be the most suited to warmer climates with the added advantage of making a great informal hedge or screen. Trim after flowering to maintain shape.  If the plant becomes too woody for your liking it is easily reinvigorated, simply cut the canes down to almost ground level - leave this task until early spring so the new growth will appear within a couple of weeks. You can prune in winter but the cane stumps will remain bare until spring. Branches are fabulous for cutting! Happy in sandy or clay soils.

Prefers full sun and well-drained soil. In hotter areas this plant will appreciate some respite from the hot afternoon sun as the leaves will burn.

Hardy once established | Winter dormant in colder climates

Height 2m x 2.5m Wide

Plant size: PB 5 | Equivalent 3 Litre pot

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
    • Auckland City | $10
    • Upper North Island | $18 (Northland)
    • Middle North Island | $15  (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
    • Lower North Island | $18
    • South Island | $29
    • Waiheke or outer lying islands, please contact for a quote
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


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