Spiraea x bumalda 'Dolchica'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
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|Botanical Pronunciation||spy-REE-ah Boo-MALL-duh dol-CHEE-ka|
|Lore||Because spiraea blooms with snow white flowers in the wedding season, it was widely used in Europe and America in bridal floral decor, most notably wreaths at country weddings.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate grower to 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||The unique visuals of this spiraea are a stand out in the mixed shrub border. Spot into foundation planting and along fence lines. Low enough to fit into perennial compositions that need interest and texture.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Clump Forming, Dramatic Foliage Color, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Companion Plants||Combine this summer bloomer with others such as the lilac colors of Petite IndigoTM Dwarf Butterfly Bush (Buddleia davidii nanhoensis 'Mongo'). Perennial companions include the yellows of Moonbeam Threadleaf Coreopsis (Coreopsis verticillata 'Moonbeam'), and, in milder regions, the small gray-blue tufts of Elijah Blue Fescue (Festuca cinerea 'Elijah Blue') makes a good edger.|
Prefers average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Once established, water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil. Fertilize in early spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9