Walberton's® Plumtastic Spirea
Spiraea japonica 'Walplum' PPAF
Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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Due to the seasonal nature of plants, availability at your local garden center is not guaranteed. Give them a call before visiting.
- 101 Market
8980 Quantrelle Ave. N.e. Otsego MN 55330
- 14th Street Garden Center
793 Jersey Ave. Jersey City NJ 07303
- 3rd Avenue Floral & Greenhouse
1110 3rd Ave. West Dickinson ND 58601
- 4 Ever Green Ldsp. & Dgn
21457 214th Circle Ave Milford IA 51351
|Botanical Pronunciation||spy-REE-ah juh-PON-ih-kuh|
|Lore||The S. japonica clan is a large group of ornamental shrubs that fall into the Rose Family. It's named for the European species from the Greek speria or wreath attesting to its whip like growths bearing white flowers worn at weddings. But the Japonicas came about far later and first identified by Carl Thunberg, among the earliest western plant hunters to botanize Japan. However, plants were not introduced to the West until about 1870. Native Spiraeas of Europe were well known as the source of white flowered wreaths worn by country brides in spring weddings.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing; compact mound reaches only 16 in. tall and wide.|
|Bloom Time||Summer through Fall|
|Design Ideas||An excellent-low growing shrub ideal for filling in skimpy beds and borders, screening the fronts of old shrubs with bare legs. Line them up along driveway or sidewalk for curb appeal.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Garden Style||Cottage, Rustic|
|Growth Habit||Compact, Mounding|
|Landscape Use||Border, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Urban Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Patent Act||Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.|
|Soil Needs||All-Purpose Plant Food|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.|
|Companion Plants||Barberry (Berberis); Potentilla (Potentilla); Weigela (Weigela); Salvia (Salvia); Coneflower (Echinacea)|
Grows easily in average, well-drained soils; tolerates a range of soil types. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system. Once established, prefers regular water but tolerates mild, periodic dry spells. Feed before new growth begins in spring. Remove spent blooms after flowering. May grow larger in highly fertile soils.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-9