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Spirea

Botanical Name
Spiraea spp.
Min Zone
3
Max Zone
8
Hardiness
Zones 3 to 8
Height
2 to 5 feet
Width
3 to 5 feet
Flowers
White, deep pink, dark red
Fall Color
Bronzy red to purple, oranges and reds
Light
Full sun to light shade
Soil
Well-drained, tolerates many soil types except wet
Planting & Care
  • Transplant container grown
  • Renewal prune when dormant
  • Shear/deadhead for repeat bloom
  • Drought tolerant
Problems
Has escaped cultivation and naturalized in some parts of the country.
Varieties
  • Gold Mound - pink flowers, compact, gold leaves fade to yellow-green in summer, orange-red fall color
  • Little Princess - bright pink flowers, 3' mound
  • Shirobana - white, rose, pink flower clusters on same plant

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