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Cultural Details for Spiraea japonica 'Anthony Waterer'

Common Name:
Anthony Waterer Japanese Spirea

Growth Rate:
Fast growing

Average Mature Height:
2-3'

Average Mature Width:
3-4'

Flower Details:
Flat-topped 4" wide red to purplish-red flower heads in late May-June, mild fragrance.

Fruit Details:
Dry brown follicles through winter.

Fall Color:
Wine-red to russet-red leaves by November.

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Fireblight, leaf spot, powdery mildew.

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-9, Species native to Japan, Korea, China

Other Features:
Showy flowers, drought tolerant. Richly polished stems add winter interest

Culture and Care:
Sun to partial shade, tolerates wide range of soil types. Transplant from containers.

This plant was blooming:
5/19/2010 - 8/5/2010

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
Bed 109

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu