Old-fashioned spirea is often found in established landscapes around older homes. This handsome arching, loose shrub reaches 4 to 8 feet high and 6 to 8 feet wide. Showy, single white flower clusters open in bunches of 3 to 6 in mid-spring. The finely serrated small leaves turn a yellow to bronzy-purple in the fall. These shrubs make excellent hedges, foundation plantings, borders, and woodland margins as well as flowering specimen, accent plants.