Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreads wider.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Summer Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Summer
Botanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-da
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21
Growth habit:Mounding
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreads wider.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Red
Garden styleCottage
Design IdeasThe bright yellow-green of the foliage makes this a stand-out shrub for the mixed border, and outstanding fall color makes it a real eye-catcher. Plant singly or in a group in the sunny border or at the corner of a walkway where it will easily be seen.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Shear spent blooms lightly after first flush to encourage repeat bloom.Pruning time: late winter or early spring..
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.