Crispa Bumald Spirea
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Fast.Mature Height - 2-3' (4-5')Mature Width - 3-5'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Bright pink-red, June into August, borne in flat-topped corymbs 4-6" diameter on new growth. Mid to late May, often sporadically thereafter.Fruit - Dry, brown follicle is not ornamental, maintained through winter. Remove after flowering to induce new growth and resultant flowers.Leaf - Fall Color - Often turning bronzy red to purplish in fall, seldom spectacular.Bark - Stem brown, slightly angled in cross section, somewhat lined or ridged, glabrousOther Features - Leaves slightly twisted and deeply incised with yellow-green variegation.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Largely container-grown, easy to transplant. Tolerant of most soil types other than extremely wet. Develops chlorosis in alkaline soils. Suckers from the roots. Prefers full sun. Zones 3-8Native Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Fireblight, bacterial hairy root, leaf spot, powdery mildews, root rot, spirea aphid, oblique-banded leaf roller, scales, caterpillars and root-knot nematode. However, it is difficult to absolutely kill a spirea.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Spirea.- Other plants of the family Rosaceae.- Other plants of the genus Spiraea.- Other plants of the species Spiraea x bumalda.