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01/01/96

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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