• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Showy Flowers
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Flower color:Pink
    Design IdeasThis is an outstanding landscape plant! It is perfect for mass plantings or as part of the mixed border.
  • Care
    Care Information
    Adaptable to most soils. Very little maintenance is needed. Deadhead after flowering to encourage reblooming. Trim to shape and apply a controlled release fertilizer in 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.
  • History & Lore
    This hybrid Spiraea is the product of of a planned breeding program by Timothy Wood in Grand Haven, Michigan, with an objective to develop new compact, mounding cultivars with attractive foliage and flowers. The new plant originated from an open-pollination in 2003 of Spiraea fritschiana 'Wilma' PP15,397, as the female (seed) parent with an unknown selection of Spiraea japonica, as the male (pollen) parent. The new plant was discovered and selected by Mr. Wood in 2005 as a single flowering plant within the progeny of the stated open-pollination in a controlled environment in Grand Haven, Michigan. Spiraea x 'Tracy' was issued plant patent no. 21,588 on December 28, 2010.