Little Princess Spirea
Spiraea japonica 'Little Princess'
|Description||Dainty clusters of rose pink blooms create a pleasing contrast with the low-growing, mint green foliage. Naturally develops a tidy, compact, rounded form that fits nicely in shrub borders. Wonderful as an accent plant, specimen plant, or used to create a low hedge. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 3 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Hedge|
|Design Ideas||This low-growing shrub is a fine choice for the sunny border either planted in a group or alone. It can also be used as a divider planted along a path or sidewalk.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Spruce (Picea); Coneflower (Echinacea); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Salvia (Salvia)|
|Care||Grows easily in average, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil types. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent flowers to promote continuous bloom. Fertilize in early spring and prune up to 1/3 of growth to reshape and rejuvenate.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9
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