Daphne Spirea

Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'

Item 7122

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USDA Zone:
4-9
Key feature:
  • Light Needs
    Full sun
  • Watering Needs
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Dwarf, spreading mounds display masses of showy pink flower clusters on a bed of blue-green foliage. Excellent in mass plantings and low hedges, or as a border accent or single specimen. Good cut flowers for arrangements. Deciduous.

Landscape :: Credit: Seattle Japanese Garden Close-up :: Credit: GAP Photos / S
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Average Size at Maturity
Moderate grower to 2 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Spiraea japonica 'Alpina'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Habit: Spreading
Growth Rate: Moderate
Special Feature: Attracts Butterflies, Dwarf Plant, Easy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness
Foliage Color: Blue-green
Flower Attribute: Flowers for Cutting ,   Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Summer
Flower Color: Pink
Garden Style: Cottage
Design Ideas: Colorful filler for sparse mixed shrub beds and borders. Mass to create low maintenance groundcover. Use to edge sidewalks or lawn for tidy transitions.

Grows easily in average, well-drained soils. Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Fertilize before new growth begins in spring. Prune spent blooms after flowering.

History

Spiraeas are known as bridalwreath because they bloom during the wedding season and have a long history of decorating those celebrations.

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