Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - Fast.Mature Height - 1.5-2.5'Mature Width - 2-4'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Small pink flowers in summer, 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 - New growth bronze to purple-red; fine cut-leaf foliage. Can be used as a low massing plant.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. Suckers from the roots. Prefers full sun. Zones 3-8Native Habitat - Diseases and Insects - Attractive to aphids. Also susceptible to 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 japonica.