Mt. Fuji Variegated Spirea

Spiraea thunbergii 'Mt. Fuji'

Superb, collector's variety! A spectacular flurry of small white flowers appears mid-spring. Next, fine, willow-like leaves unfurl with green and white variegation, some twisted and curled for added appeal. The foliage turns brilliant yellow-orange and holds well through late autumn. Deciduous.
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Water regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.


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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-ah thun-BERG-ee-eye
Average Size at MaturityReaches 4 to 5 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorVariegated
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Wildlife Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly- weekly, or more often in extreme heat; less often, once established.
Companion PlantsJapanese Maple (Acer palmatum); Weigela (Weigela); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Barberry (Berberis); Euonymus (Euonymus)

Prefers well-drained, but adaptable to most soils. Water regularly during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Tolerates some drought when established. Requires little care. Open and airy habit requires little pruning. Clip spent flowers to encourage re-blooming.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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