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 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
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:1 - 11, 14 - 21, 31 - 43
Growth habit:Compact
Growth rate:Moderate
Average landscape size:Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Summer
Flower color:Pink
Garden styleCottage
Patent 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.
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. For a formal appearance, shear annually after flowering.Pruning time: summer after flowering.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Sun
Full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
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.