Puriri Lane | Spirea cantoniensis | Reeves Spirea
Puriri Lane | Spirea cantoniensis | Reeves Spirea
Puriri Lane | Spirea cantoniensis | Reeves Spirea
Puriri Lane | Spirea cantoniensis | Reeves Spirea
Puriri Lane | 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 like little snowballs.  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, so a must have in the cutting garden! 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 

We have updated our shipping rates:
Depending on the number of plants you are ordering the cost of freight will vary as indicated by the shipping rates below.
  • Auckland City | $12 minimum
  • Middle North Island | $15 minimum
  • Rest of North Island | $16 minimum
  • South Island | $25 minimum
Please note... Shipping to South Island is applied as Economy by default. If you wish to upgrade your order to overnight courier, please add this to the note section of your order or get in touch with us and we will contact you with the price difference and await your confirmation.
If your order exceeds shipping rates (Shipping rates are calculated to 24kg maximum = approx. 24 x 1 Litre sized plants), please contact us for assistance at hello@puririlaneaddenbrooke.co.nz to organize shipping arrangements.
    For smaller items such as moon calendars, books, cards, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which will be automatically applied, which you will see at checkout.

    Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on weight and your location, including rural destinations.

    • All of our orders are dispatched using NZ Post which is a 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 NZ Post deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural and South Island delivery which may add up to two days. 


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