Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'
|Description||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.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container|
|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.|
|Companion Plants||Spruce (Picea); Rose of Sharon (Hibiscus syriacus); Potentilla (Potentilla); Feather Reed Grass (Calamgrostis); Barberry (Berberis)|
|Care||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.|
|Lore||Spiraeas are known as bridalwreath because they bloom during the wedding season and have a long history of decorating those celebrations.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.