Spiraea Japonica


Spiraea Japonica


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The Lovely Spiraea Japonica

Spiraea Japonica, also known as Japanese Meadowsweet or Japanese Spirea, is a deciduous flowering shrub that belongs to the Rosaceae family. It is native to China, Japan, and Korea but has been widely cultivated in other regions due to its ornamental value. Here are some key features of It.


It typically grows to 2-3 feet and spreads to 4-5 feet. It has a dense, mounded form with a fountain-like growth habit. The leaves are ovate and serrated and are arranged alternately on the stem. The shrub produces small, pink, or red flowers that form in flat-topped clusters at the ends of the branches from late Spring 2024 to mid-summer.


It is easy to grow and care for, making it a popular choice for gardens and landscapes. It prefers partial shade and well-draining soil. It is tolerant of drought. The shrub can be propagated by softwood cuttings or by division in Spring 2024.


There are wide varieties of this shrub, each with unique features. Some popular types include 'Goldflame,' with golden leaves that turn orange in the Fall (End of October), and 'Little Princess,' a dwarf variety that only grows up to 2 feet tall. 'Anthony Waterer' is another popular variety with deep pink flowers blooming mid-summer.

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It is primarily grown for its ornamental value. It is often used in borders, mass plantings, and as a specimen plant. The shrub's dense growth habit makes it a good choice for hedges and screens. It is also attractive to bees and pollinators, making it an excellent addition to a wildlife garden.


It requires little maintenance once established. Regular pruning can help to maintain the shrub's shape and promote new growth. Trim the shrub in late winter or early Spring 2024 before new growth appears. Remove any dead or damaged wood, and cut back the remaining stems to just above a healthy bud.

In conclusion, it is a versatile and attractive shrub that can add color and interest to any garden or landscape. Its easy cultivation and low maintenance requirements make it an excellent choice for novice and experienced gardeners.

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The cascading growth habit of the pink spirea makes it an impressive addition to a garden. This deciduous shrub is appropriate for most hardiness zones. It proliferates to a height of 24 to 36 inches. In addition to evaluating the height of the plant, it's essential to consider the spreading ability of the spirea. 

When included as part of a garden or landscape design mix, spirea should be given sufficient space not to overpower or crowd out the other plants. A span of at least 25 inches or more should be allowed between spirea shrubs and the different plants that will be added to the landscape design. Spirea will grow in most types of soil. 

Watering your spirea during the summer months may be necessary to promote growth and ensure healthy blooms. Spirea bushes must be planted in an area that has good drainage. Spirea should be fertilized in the spring. 

The expansive width and fullness of the spirea make it an excellent border plant. If you're looking for a border plant that will create privacy for your backyard or patio area, a row of spirea can provide seclusion while functioning as an artistic element in your outdoor space. The growth habit of this plant also makes it an impressive focal point in a landscape design. 

For the spirea to perform at its highest level of excellence, it must be planted in a sunny location. Sunshine is required for the shrub to achieve the dark green foliage that provides a spectacular background for the vibrant pink flowers. 

The spirea should be pruned after the blooming season. Plant this showstopping deciduous shrub in partial to full sun for a beautiful display of bright pink summer flowers surrounded by deep green foliage. Fast-growing spirea does best in well-drained, moist soil and is easy to maintain. Spirea resists deer and is attractive for ornamental landscapes.

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Ron Morrison
Bare root Spiraea Japonica

The Tree Nursery Co had the Bare root Spiraea Japonica that I was looking for !
It took a long time to process the order and ship them but they arrived in great shape.
The instructions for planting were incomplete because the instructions did not say whether to leave the shredded paper on the roots or take it off. I took it off.
After a weeks planting, I see a few small leaves appearing.
I am happy to have ordered the Bare root Spiraea Japonica from Tree Nursery Co.