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Spiraea thunbergii

Common Name(s):
Breath of Spring spirea, Thunberg spirea
Cultivar(s):
Fujino Pink, Mount Fuji, Ogon, Yat Sabusa
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; requires pruning to maintain neat appearance; this plant may be damaged by deer

Height:
3-5 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple yellowish green leaves; 1 to 1.5 in. long; yellowish to bronze and orange-tinged fall color
Flower:
Small clusters of white flowers in early spring
Zones:
4 to 8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; range of soil types except wet
Texture:
Fine
Form:
Bushy, rounded shrub; slender branches; loosely spreading; very twiggy
Width:
3-5 ft.
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1783

Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii growth habit
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Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii flower and leaf
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Spiraea thunbergii Spiraea thunbergii flower detail
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