Cape May Bush (Spiraea ‘Flero Pleno’ )

 

Cape May Bush/May flower/Bridal showers

Between the months of spring and summer the elegant curving branches of Spirea cantoniensis ‘Flora Pleno ‘become covered in pure white, double petaled flowers. This makes a magnificent display in the garden, especially when a dark background allows for a contrast against the snow white flowers.

Although classified as a medium garden shrub Spirea cantoniensis ‘Flora Pleno ‘ can reach a height of around 2 meters with a wide spread of approximately 2,5 meters. They work well as fillers for large beds or as hedges that are not required to be evergreen.

‘May flowers’ are quick growing and pruning is best after flowering , ensure arching canes and dead wood are cut all the way down to the base of the shrub when doing this. The shrub does tend to form multistems at its base
as it gets older, remove these unwanted stems in early spring. Although the shrub is classified as deciduous in cold regions it can be classified as evergreen in more temperate climates and copes very well with frost conditions when established. Spirea cantoniensis ‘Flora Pleno ‘grows and flowers best in full sun , but will grow in a semi shade condition. In extremely hot areas it may be best to choose to grow them in a semi shade condition.

‘May flower’ shrubs need average water once established and tolerate many soil types. For best results plant in a fertile moist ground and ensure an organic mulch is used.

Eastern Cape Stockists:

Floradale Nursery – Port Elizabeth
Floradale Nursery – East London
Red Leaf Nursery – Port Alfred
Builders Express East London
Builders Express – Jeffreys Bay
Builders Express – Newton Park
Builders Express – Queenstown
Builders Express – Uitenhage
Builders Express – Walmer
Builders Express – Walker drive
Builders Warehouse – Port Elizabeth

Free State Stockists:

Alma Kwekery – Welkom
Bruwer Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Builders Warehouse Bloemfontein
Greenside Kwekery – Bloemfontein
Plants@Preller – Bloemfontein
Pretty Garden Tuinsentrum – Bloemfontein
Urth Garden Centre – Bloemfontein

Gauteng Stockists:

4 Seasons Nursery – Heidelberg
Colourful Splendour – Craighall Park
Garden Pavilion – Brandmullers
Garden Pavilion – Eckards
Garden Pavilion – Sunkist
Lifestyle Home Garden – Randburg
Plant Paradise Garden Centre – Pretoria
Schaffler’s Nursery – Johannesburg

Mpumalanga Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Montana
Garden Pavilion – White River

North West Stockists:

Garden Pavilion – Potchefstroom

Western Cape Stockists:

Starke Ayres Garden Centre – West Coast Village
Stodels – Bellville
Stodels – Constantia
Stodels – Kenilworth
Stodels – Milnerton
Stodels – Somerset West
Builders Express – Knysna
Builders Warehouse – Cape Gate
Builders Warehouse – City
Builders Warehouse – Constantiaberg
Builders Warehouse – Table View
Builders Warehouse – Tygerberg

**Please note that not all stockists will have every plant featured**

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