Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||spy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh al-PY-nuh|
|Lore||Spiraeas are known as bridalwreath because they bloom during the wedding season and have a long history of decorating those celebrations.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||Colorful filler for sparse mixed shrub beds and borders. Mass to create low maintenance groundcover. Use to edge sidewalks or lawn for tidy transitions.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Firescaping/Firewise, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness|
|Watering Needs||Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
|Companion Plants||Spruce (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