Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'Item #7128 USDA Hardiness Zone: 4 - 9
Small deciduous shrub with bright green leaves on slender stems. White, pink and red bloom clusters cover this dwarf, dense, mounded plant. Wonderful in mass plantings and low hedges, or as a border accent or single specimen.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.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.Foliage 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. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering. Thin out old or weak canes to the ground annually.Pruning time: summer after flowering.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.