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Spirea Bushes at McKay Nursery


For decades, homeowners and landscapers have relied upon the dependable Spirea bush to decorate their landscape. Spirea bushes are easy-to-grow, low-maintenance, plants that provide a handful of other characteristics gardeners look for in a shrub for their landscape.


Visual Appeal – Spirea bushes flower in the spring or summer and will provide visual interest to your landscape with clusters of colorful flowers. The Goldflame Spirea is popular for its dark pink flowers the bloom in the summer, these are further complimented by radiant golden-orange leaves in the spring that turn to lime green in the summer. In the early summer, the Snowmound Spirea bursts with bright white flowers that completely cover the entire plant!


Versatility – Spirea bushes come in various shapes and sizes that serve a wide variety of landscaping needs. Short, compact, Spirea bushes such as the Little Princess are well suited for a border planting in your garden, or mass planting on a slope, with some varieties offering pure white flowers to enhance their appeal.  Larger specimens such as the Vanhoutte can grow as large as 8 feet tall and can serve as a focal point or privacy screen.


Drought Tolerant – you will want to provide ample water when establishing a new Spirea planting, but once established Spirea bushes are often drought tolerant. If water conservation is important to you and your garden, a Spirea bush will suit you well.


Attracts Pollinators – butterflies and bees will frequent the cluster of flowers provided by a Spirea bush. These pollinator friendly attributes of Spirea bushes will positively contribute to a healthy ecosystem!


Low Maintenance – They’re generally low-maintenance plants, making it easy to grow Spirea in a variety of settings. They respond well to pruning and take well to a wide variety of soil types and growing conditions. This versatility makes them an ideal choice for creating a stress-free yet visually appealing garden space.


Resilient to Pruning – Feel free to prune your Spirea plant to your desired shape and size! These shrubs’ resilience to cutting makes them exceptionally versatile in garden planning. Their adaptability allows for creative pruning practices, ensuring your Spirea remains a vibrant and attractive feature throughout the seasons.


McKay Nursery offers a wide variety of high-quality Spirea plants. They're perfect for enriching your cottage gardens with vibrant colors and lush foliage. Discover the ideal addition to your outdoor space from our collection today!


FAQs for Spirea Plants

Below are some common questions and answers to help you get the most out of these garden favorites.


When is the best time to plant Spirea?

The optimal planting times are in the early spring (March to April) and during the fall (October to November). This takes advantage of milder weather conditions, allowing the plants to establish roots before the extremes of summer heat or winter cold.


Where is the best place to plant a Spirea bush?

Spirea shrubs thrive in well-drained soil in a full-sun location. Spirea varieties that grow larger are well suited as a hedge for a privacy screen or mass plantings on a sloping part of your yard for erosion control.


How big does a Spirea plant get?

Their mature height can range from two feet tall (Magic Carpet Spirea) to eight feet tall (Renaissance Spirea), depending on the variety.


How do I care for Spirea plants?

A location that receives full sunlight and has quick-draining soil is ideal for planting these flowering shrubs. Some varieties will accept partial shade locations. Mulching around the base helps the plant retain moisture and prevent weeds.


Can I prune my Spirea bushes?

Yes, Spirea plants respond well to pruning. Prune to shape as desired, May to November, preferably after the flowers have faded. Heavy pruning can be done in winter or early spring.


Transform Your Garden Today!

Elevate your landscape design with the exquisite beauty of spirea. Choose from our diverse selection and create a captivating outdoor environment that you'll love. Explore now and embark on your journey to a more vibrant and colorful garden. For questions and concerns, contact McKay Nursery at [email protected] or 920-478-2121.