False Spirea 'Professor van der Wielen'

Astilbe thunbergii 'Professor van der Wielen' | Also known as: Thunberg’s Astilbe 'Professor van der Wielen', Astilbe 'Professor van der Wielen', False buck's beard 'Professor van der Wielen' | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

Astilbe thunbergii 'Professor van der Wielen' or Astilbe 'Professor van der Wielen' is a tall variety of astilbe. It has long sprays of drooping white flowers that bloom in the summer months. It is easy to grow in any soil type as long as it is kept very moist. Being a tall variety it is perfect for adding interest to the rear of a flower bed behind other smaller plants. It also works well in a container as long as it is watered regularly. It's a low maintenance plant that doesn't usually suffer from disease or attack from garden pests.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 1.2
Spread [m]
  • 0.9
Dominant flower colour
  • White
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Propagation methods
  • division
Growth habit
  • Clump-forming
  • Acidic
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-8
Heat zone
  • H8-2
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -7
Heat days
  • 1 - 120
  • well-drained but frequently watered
  • poorly-drained
  • boggy
Soil type
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Flowers & bulbs
  • Perennials
Grown for
  • Attractive Flowers
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • For Beginners
  • Colours
  • Pond plants
Garden type
  • Bog garden
  • Woodland
  • Cottage garden
  • Rock garden
Garden spaces
  • Flower beds
  • Borders
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • 2 to 5 years