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Spiraea x bumalda 'Anthony Waterer'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
spy-REE-ah BY boo-MAHL-dah
Description

Spiraea japonica, commonly called Japanese spirea, is a dense, upright, mounded, deciduous shrub that typically grows 4-6’ tall with a slightly larger spread.  Tiny pink flowers in flat-topped clusters (corymbs) cover the foliage from late spring to mid-summer, with sparse and intermittent repeat bloom sometimes occurring.  Flowers are attractive to butterflies.

Genus name comes from the Greek word speira meaning wreath in reference to the showy flower clusters seen on most shrubs in the genus.

Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: This plant may be damaged by deer

Tolerates a range of soil types.

Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#cpp
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#deciduous#cpp
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Spiraea
    Family:
    Rosaceae
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Broad
    Erect
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Summer
    Flower Description:
    Small purplish-red flowers on 4-6" flat cluster.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Dark green leaves, 1.5" long. New growth is pink-tinged. Reddish fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No