- n. Plural form of spirea.
“On the deck side of these beds is a group of heathers, both calluna and erica with some magic carpet spireas.”
“The mock oranges, syringas and others were all very good, but the spireas suffered much when in flower from rains.”
Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 Embracing the Transactions of the Minnesota State Horticultural Society,Volume 44, from December 1, 1915, to December 1, 1916, Including the Twelve Numbers of "The Minnesota Horticulturist" for 1916
“Spirea _Spiræa_ 4 ft. White Most showy of spireas.”
“In the nursery grounds were 14 kinds of young trees and shrubs; 1413 in all; of which 300 were Scotch pines, 250 ash-leaved maples, 150 Arbres de Sainte Lucie [?] spireas, dogwoods, syringas, lilacs, cherries, etc.”
“Mr. Vedder came out and linking his arm in mine and pointing out various spireas and Japanese barberries, of which he was very proud, we walked into the house together.”
“_ (DD) One of the earliest bloomers among the spireas; 2-4 ft.”
“This is true of most fruit-trees, and such shrubs as lilac, forsythia, tree peony, wistaria, some spireas and viburnums, weigela, deutzia.”
“_ A large and very showy shrub, producing a profusion of apple-like white flowers in early spring; 6-12 ft; allied to the spireas.”
“I stole away to a favorite haunt of mine at the back of the garden, behind the spireas and the holly tree, where there is a dilapidated old seat we have been threatening to remove any time this five years.”
“I went around to that favorite retreat of mine, the battered seat shut in among spireas and syringas.”
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