Lil' Sizzle Spirea
Lil' Sizzle Spirea
Spiraea japonica 'SMSJMLG' Plant Patent Applied ForItem #41300 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
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This exceptionally tough and compact variety packs a double punch with bright orange new foliage that matures to gold, and hot pink flowers that appear in spring, and again in summer. Tolerates full sun without burning, and adapts to poor, compacted soils. Perfect for a low border, hedge or massed foundation planting. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing, mounding habit; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-ah juh-PON-ih-kuhPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing, mounding habit; reaches 2 1/2 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage color:YellowBlooms:Spring, repeating in summer.Flower color:PinkPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Companion PlantsMaiden Grass (Miscanthus); Coneflower (Echinacea); Potentilla (Potentilla); Barberry (Berberis); Spruce (Picea); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus)
- CareCare InformationEasy to grow in average, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil types. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent flowers to promote prolific repeat bloom. Prune and feed in early spring to promote vigorous new growth.Pruning time: late winter or early spring..Light Needs:Partial shade to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly, when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
- History & LoreHistory:By way of Spring Meadow Nursery, this is a Monrovia-exclusive selection, introduced in 2017, this is a Monrovia-exclusive selection, introduced in 2017.