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Spirea van houttei--Van Houtte Spirea
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Spirea is a durable and familiar shrub. Best growth
occurs in a sunny location and any garden soil. Spirea
grows 8 to 10 feet tall, with a spread of 10 to 12 feet.
Remove some old wood at each pruning to keep the plant
vigorous. The white flowers are produced in spring after
the leaves. The plant grows rapidly and may be used as a
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