• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Fast growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Sensational Spring Flowers
    Blooms:
    Late Spring through Fall
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:spy-REE-a ja-PON-i-ka
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Sunset climate zones:2 - 10, 14 - 21
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Fast growing; reaches 3 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Late Spring through Fall
    Flower color:Red
    Garden styleCottage, Rustic
    Companion PlantsWeigela (Weigela); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea); Ninebark (Physocarpus); Barberry (Berberis)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms after flowering. Fertilize in early spring and prune up to 1/3 of growth to reshape and rejuvenate.Pruning time: fall after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    Light needs: Full Sun
    Full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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