• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate grower to 3 to 4 ft. tall, spreads wider.
    Key Feature:
    Summer Flowering
    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: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.
    Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Weigela (Weigela); Coneflower (Echinacea); Spruce (Picea); Barberry (Berberis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soil. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Shear spent blooms to promote continued flowering. Blooms on new wood; prune before new growth begins, as needed to shape.Pruning time: late winter or 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
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.