Spiraea japonica 'Crispa'

Crispa Bumald Spirea

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth 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, glabrous
Other Features - Leaves slightly twisted and deeply incised with yellow-green variegation.
Possible Use -
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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 3-8
Native 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.
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Plants of this taxon:
Bed 108

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 japonica.