Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'

Alpine Japanese Spirea

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Moderate
Mature Height - 1-3'
Mature Width - 4-6'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Small 0.5-1" pale pink flowers in May-June. Mild fragrance.
Fruit - Dry brown follicles through winter.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Not ornamentally important.
Bark -
Other Features - Cascades over walls and can be used as ground cover. Showy flowers contrast well with small bluish-green finely textured leaves. Retains old seed heads and can look ragged in late summer. Drought tolerant.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Full sun to light shade; well-drained soil. Does not come true from seed, transplant from containers.
Native Habitat - Of garden origin, documented in 1879 Japan. Sometimes listed as 'Alpina' or 'Nana', and is probably same as 'Nyewoods'
Diseases and Insects - Fireblight, leaf spot, powdery mildew.
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Weakness -

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

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- Other plants with the common name Spirea.
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