• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Compact and Colorful
    Blooms:
    Summer
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-da
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21
    Growth habit:Round
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 3 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Summer
    Flower color:Pink
    Garden styleCottage
    Design IdeasAn excellent choice for the sunny mixed border where this shrub will fit in well and show off red-purple new foliage and summer pink blooms. It also makes a fine low-growing informal hedge to plant along a drive, walkway or in a narrow planting strip.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Rose (Rosa); Salvia (Salvia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers average, lightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Apply a general purpose fertilizer in early spring. No pruning required but stems may be thinned out as needed.Pruning time: late winter to early spring.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.