Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'Item #7128 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
A small deciduous shrub with bright green leaves on slender stems that are blanketed with white, pink, and red bloom clusters in the summer. The dwarf mounded form is wonderful for use as a foundation plant and in low borders. Use en masse for a truly dramatic effect. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a ja-PON-i-kaPlant type:ShrubDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousSunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21Growth habit:RoundedGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Fall Color, Tolerates Urban PollutionFoliage color:GreenBlooms:SummerFlower color:PinkGarden styleCottageDesign IdeasThis small shrub makes a fine accent in the border or in a low hedge. In full sun its white and pink flower clusters show off to their best advantage.Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela)
- CareCare InformationGrows easily in average, well-drained soils; tolerates a wide range of soil types. Water deeply, regularly in the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Remove spent flowers to promote continuous bloom. Feed in early spring and prune up to 1/3 of growth to reshape and rejuvenate.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.