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Spiraea japonica

Common Name(s):
Japanese spirea
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; this plant may be damaged by deer

Height:
4-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves; 1 to 3 in. long
Flower:
Flat head of rosy pink to carmine flowers in late spring; mild fragrance
Zones:
4 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types except wet
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright to rounded; dense thicket of thin, wiry stems
Width:
4-5 ft.
Tags:
deciduous, TSC

NCCES plant id: 1780

Spiraea japonica Spiraea japonica growth habit
Photo by Leonora Enking, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Spiraea japonica Spiraea japonica flower and leaf detail
Photo by Milada, CC-BY-SA-2.0