Lemon Princess Spirea

Spiraea x bumalda 'Lemon Princess'

Gorgeous yellow foliage and flat clusters of pretty pink summer flowers on a compact, easy-to-care-for shrub. The bright leaves hold their color longer than most, and turn pinkish red in fall color. Flowers will provide winter interest if left to age. Its knee-high size is ideal for borders and perennial beds. Deciduous.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.


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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-ah boo-MALL-duh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeMidsummer, often repeating early fall.
Design IdeasCombines well with ornamental grasses, ferns and plants with large, bold foliage.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorYellow
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Rounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Bird Friendly, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsEuonymus (Euonymus); Mugo Pine (Pinus mugo); Maiden Grass (Miscanthus); Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela)

Prefers average, slightly acidic, well-drained soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established maintain evenly moist soil. Feed in early spring. Remove spent blooms to promote continued flowering. Blooms on new wood; prune before new growth begins, as needed to shape and to thin stems.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 7

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