Spiraea x bumalda 'Monhub'
Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
|Botanical Pronunciation||spy-REE-a x bew-MAL-da|
|Lore||European spiraeas bloom white during the traditional wedding season of late spring and summer. It's long, whip like growth made it ideal for weaving into a country bride's head covering.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 4 ft. wide.|
|Design Ideas||With such vivid seasonal foliage changes, put this shrub up front and center for full appreciation. Tailor made for foundation planting. Exceptional for shrub borders along fences, walls and buildings. Plant in creative open combinations with high contrast purple and black foliage shrubs for drama most of the year. Large enough to make a solid hedge to divide space within a garden or separating front yards. Leave natural to bring long term color and brightness into wild gardens against backgrounds of conifers and dark foliage evergreens. Perfectly versatile and appealing for calling attention to entries, gateways and focal points.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.|
|Key Feature||Dramatic Foliage Color|
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