Shirobana Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Shirobana'

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.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.


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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing to 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer
Design 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Hedge, Mass Planting, Cutting Garden, Accent, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsSpruce (Picea); Star Jasmine (Trachelospermum); Coneflower (Echinacea); Barberry (Berberis); Weigela (Weigela)

Grows 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9

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