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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 RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Fall Color, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
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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