Spiraea x bumalda 'Monhub'Item #7123 USDA Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9
Bright lemon-yellow foliage matures to lime green on a compact mounding form. Fall foliage color is orange-red on red stems. Good as a filler with green-leafed plants or for massing. Deciduous.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-daPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:1 - 11, 14 - 21, 31 - 43Growth habit:CompactGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Year-round InterestFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkGarden styleCottagePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasWith such vivid seasonal foliage changes, put this shrub up front and center for full appreciation. Tailor made for foundation planting. Exceptional for shrub borders along fences, walls and buildings. Plant in creative open combinations with high contrast purple and black foliage shrubs for drama most of the year. Large enough to make a solid hedge to divide space within a garden or separating front yards. Leave natural to bring long term color and brightness into wild gardens against backgrounds of conifers and dark foliage evergreens. Perfectly versatile and appealing for calling attention to entries, gateways and focal points.Companion PlantsAccentuate this Spiraea's foliage year-round with the darker Meyer's Yew (Taxus x 'Meyeri') or Dwarf Eastern White Pine (Pinus strobus 'Nana'). For a lively combination offering bright warm colors, add Goblin Blanket Flower (Gaillardia x grandiflora 'Goblin') and Persian Ironwood (Parrotia persica), a choice small tree.
- CareCare InformationFollow 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. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:The spiraeas fall into the rose family and named from the Greek speira or wreath due to the long limbs of European species used to make traditional wedding wreaths, The hybrids of S. x bumalda are the descendents of S albiflora from Japan with white flowers, and S. Japonica found over much of temperature Eastern Asia. The original 1890 hybrid produce pink flowers at Knap Hill Nurseries in England.Lore:European spiraeas bloom white during the traditional wedding season of late spring and summer. It's long, whip like growth made it ideal for weaving into a country bride's head covering.