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n.1.a shrub (Spiraea prunifolia) having copious small white flowers in spring.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Bridalwreath Spirea introduced homeowners to an open-branching, 8- to 10-foot tall arching shrub that bloomed reliably in May.
Spiraea prunifolia Siebold & Zucc.: bridalwreath spirea.
Vanhoutte and Bridalwreath can fill an area where one needs a planting that will get up to 8 feet tall with a similar width.
Plants such as forsythia, witchhazel, February Daphne, Abeliophyllum distichum (white-flowering forsythia), Bridalwreath spirea (Spirea prunifolia), kerria, all of the lilacs (except for the prestoniae hybrids and the tree lilacs) and any other deciduous shrubs that have already flowered.