Daphne Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'

Dwarf, spreading mounds display masses of showy pink flower clusters on a bed of blue-green foliage. Excellent in mass plantings and low hedges, or as a border accent or single specimen. Good cut flowers for arrangements. Deciduous.
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Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh al-PY-nuh
LoreSpiraeas are known as bridalwreath because they bloom during the wedding season and have a long history of decorating those celebrations.
Average Size at MaturityModerate grower to 2 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design IdeasColorful filler for sparse mixed shrub beds and borders. Mass to create low maintenance groundcover. Use to edge sidewalks or lawn for tidy transitions.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorBlue-green
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitSpreading
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsNeeds regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Feather Reed Grass (Calamgrostis); Barberry (Berberis)

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune spent blooms after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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