Spiraea, Plant Profile and Landscaping Uses
Spirea are a long flowering low growing shrub useful for borders, a fairly hardy plant best suited in a well drained well mulched soil with plenty of sun. Fast growing, easy care and free flowering they make an excellent landscaping plant. Over 60 species are available, however only a few of the better forms are offered by wholesale growers.
Most spiraea will flower from late spring though to autumn and are generally hardy landscaping plants. They do require a well drained soil, however will cope with poorer soils. All species except the variegated forms grow best in full sun to light afternoon shade.
A number of species and cultivars are offered by wholesale growers including the popular ‘Anthony Waterer’ with masses of pink flowers on a compact growing shrub, others include :
- S. cantoniensis ‘Flora Pleno’ (syn S.lanceata) with the popular ‘Reeve’s Spirea worth seeking out.
- S. japonica – This is known as the Japanese spiraea with the cultivar ‘Gold Flame being popular’
- S. thunbergii – Masses of white flowers on a drought tolerant plant.
Pink to white flowers in summer months. Look for new varieties such as the Fleming’s release Spiraea x bumalda ‘Dolch .
'Justly famous for rare and unusual plants' Don Teese
34 Mt Pleasant Rd Monbulk VIC 3793
(03) 9756 6105
Deciduous and evergreen trees and shrubs. Flowering, Fruiting and Ornamental. Bare root and containerised 20cm to advanced. Strictly wholesale.