Walberton's® Plumtastic Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Walplum' PPAF

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41834
A very tidy and compact deciduous shrub with round clusters of vibrant purple-red buds that open to bright cerise-colored flowers. Blooms flush continuously from summer into fall, offset by the rich purple new foliage that emerges throughout the growing season, aging to a deep green. Perfect for low borders, edging pathways, or container plantings.
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Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical Pronunciationspy-REE-ah juh-PON-ih-kuh
LoreThe 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 MaturityModerate growing; compact mound reaches only 16 in. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer through Fall
Design IdeasAn 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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Long Bloom Season, Repeat Flowering, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitCompact, Mounding
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Erosion Control, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Rock Garden, Cutting Garden, Edging, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Urban Pollution, Compact Form
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsBarberry (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

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