Spiraea japonica 'Dolchica'

Dolchica Spirea

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth 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, glabrous
Other Features - New growth bronze to purple-red; fine cut-leaf foliage. Can be used as a low massing plant.
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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 3-8
Native 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.
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Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

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.