The spirea is an easy plant that blooms freely and apart of the deciduous shrub family. 18in - 18 ft high, spiraea rewards us with cone or dome-shaped blooms on upright shoots or on pendulous or arching stems. There are two groups; spring flowering and summer flowering. Among the popular of the spirea's is "Goldflame," prized for its dark pink flowers and radiant golden-orange leaves in spring. Plant spiraea to punctuate a border, carpet a rock garden pocket, adorn a patio tub, or screen out an ugly view. It's a very hardy and they prefer full sun in which stocky shoot flower well and colored-leaved varieties develop vivid hues. They also thrive in a wide range of well-drained soils but dislike dry or very alkaline conditions. Improve sandy patches by digging in plenty of rotted organic matter. Hardy to -13 degrees Fahrenheit. You can plant March-April and October-November. Depending on the variety it flowers March-September. Prune May-September.
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Mature Shrub Height (ft)
Deer Resistant
Edible
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Bees
Low Maintenance
Native